A broad and sometimes hilarious sendup of plastic surgery and celebrity culture that's appropriately all smiles, "Il volto di un'altra" is the latest candy-colored, cheerfully over-the-top confection…
Boyd van Hoeij
A colorful and impeccably styled romantic comedy that manages to turn speed-typing competitions into entertaining cinematic fodder.
The life and work of Pulitzer-winning poet C.K. Williams gets a wannabe-Malick once-over in "Tar," a semi-experimental pic written and directed by 12 NYU film students.
Hong Kong action maestro Johnnie To takes his genre filmmaking savvy to the mainland in "Drug War," a nail-biter that's actually quite light on action but so well-scripted and shot, it's nonetheless…
A film so full of explanatory flashbacks and animated sequences visualizing its characters' invented yarns that their real dramas are almost obscured.
This sophomore writing-directing effort from Roman Coppola ("CQ") shares some of its oddball DNA and a few actors with Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" and "The Darjeeling Limited," though "Swan"…
A handsome artisan and amateur dancer from the French sticks finds his body virtually glued to that of a haughty Parisian ballet teacher in "Hand in Hand," a contempo, dance-infused variation on the…
After portraying Rembrandt in "Nightwatching," scribe-helmer Peter Greenaway continues his exploration of Dutch masters to vivid and theatrical effect in "Goltzius and the Pelican Company."
This portrait of a group of characters in Marfa, Texas, feels like vintage Clark, as the skinny, more-naked-than-clothed boys and girls smoke weed, have sex and shoot the breeze while the town's…
This supposedly cockles-warming dramedy from filmmakers Geraldine Nakache and Herve Mimran never moves beyond its sketchy outline.
Another high-concept romantic comedy from "Heartbreaker" helmer Pascal Chaumeil, this good-looking but structurally problematic pic trots the globe as Diane Kruger tries to convince travel writer…