Many of the elements that worked for Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" are present and correct in WWI drama "Private Peaceful," which, like "Horse," was adapted from a Michael Morpurgo novel.
Shifting the action from Paris to Istanbul, "Taken 2" equals its predecessor in enjoyable silliness, if not brutal nastiness.
Comparisons with Alan Clarke's justly venerated British reform-school classic "Scum" (1979) are unlikely to flatter new entrants to the genre, but feature debutant Ron Scalpello bravely attempts a…
Bash first, ask questions later is the default setting for the elite police unit in "The Sweeney," a defiantly anachronistic actioner named after the copshow that topped British TV ratings in the…
A London self-storage facility provides an appropriately eerie location for "Storage 24," an amiably routine genre pic that combines sci-fi and horror elements.
Platinum music artist Ben Drew makes an auspicious feature helming debut with microbudget British urban drama "Ill Manors."
The hot-button topic of school bullying provides an attention-grabbing hook for "After Lucia," the grimly persuasive sophomore feature from Mexican writer-helmer-producer Michel Franco ("Daniel and…
Taking a bit of a detour from the sexy gay arthouse dramas he's known for, Sebastien Lifshitz ("Come Undone") records the little-heard, agreeably candid voices of France's elderly lesbians and gay…
Melding heightened drama with quirky, state-of-the-nation social realism, the pic aims to undercut epic plot contrivance with naturalistic perfs and a lyrical shooting style.
Blighty's mid-1980s battles between publishers and print unions provide the unlikely backdrop for "Outside Bet," a strained caper about a bunch of south London pals who pool their resources to buy a…