It's been a good year so far for Icelandic directors.
The delightful deadpan comedy "O'Horten" from Norwegian helmer-scribe Bent Hamer will open the fifth Reykjavik Intl. Film Festival (RIFF) on Thursday.
A killer repping an ugly, unresolved and nearly forgotten chapter of post-WWII history confronts a cynical, amoral Everyman in "Landscape No. 2."
Somewhat old-fashioned in subject matter, symbolism and production design, Michal Rosa's "Scratch" shows how a couple's strong 40-year marriage is mortally wounded by a secret that undermines their…
"Tedium," alas, proves worthy of its title. A mix of docu and fiction, this feature bow by Iranian theater helmer Bahman Motamedian is a poorly structured mix of talking heads and awkwardly staged…
Notable for its attempt to widen the range of Czech thesp Pavel Liska's career, "The Visitor" is an enigmatic, over-aestheticized tale experienced through the eyes and ears of a mute lad living on a…
There's a formulaic feel to this tale of a smart-aleck rich kid rebelling against his family and finding friendship with a strong-willed young woman from a different social class.
A fleet-footed teen encounters a torrent of problems when her beloved grandmother dies and she joins her crack-whore mother in the Nassau slums in "Rain." Despite the script's melodramatic cliches…
Making his feature helming-writing bow with "Lovely, Still," a Christmastime tale of late-life love shown as a diptych, Omaha-based Nik Fackler essentially shoots himself in the foot with the second…
Those wanting a sweeping romantic saga a la Regis Wargnier's "Indochine" should look elsewhere besides "The Sea Wall."
An aging con artist living on the titular "$5 a Day" in Atlantic City, N.J., bamboozles his estranged son into a long-distance road trip in this nifty character-driven comedy.