The cops' bullish bravado, multiple narrators, incessant reversals of fortune, and endless flashbacks within flashbacks create a sense of overload that's meant to be giddily outré, but grows empty…
"She's Beautiful When She's Angry" arrives at a time when the clock seems to be turning backward on many of the issues women's "libbers" fought more than forty-odd years ago.
An engaging portrait of Lily Yeh, a Chinese emigre to the U.S. who has made her major imprint creating collaborative art with residents in areas torn by war, poverty and other hardships.
While the crimes were appalling, one leaves "Little Hope Was Arson" less concerned with them -- especially as all the churches have since been rebuilt--than with larger questions of forgiveness.
Until the 80-minute mark, "Extraterrestrial" is a slick, pacey but not particularly scary or surprising not-quite-slasher, the only real dif being that instead of being bloodily offed, characters…
A protracted angstfest, "The Toy Soldiers" follows a group of very mature-looking teens during one fateful night that provides plenty of opportunity for histrionics.
An innocuous romantic comedy, "Always Woodstock" stars Allison Miller as an aspiring songwriter who retreats from relationships and career dead-ends in Manhattan to the titular upstate burg.
Eschewing extensive CGI effects for actors growling and scampering around in old-school Lon Chaney Jr.-style fur-face and fangs, "Wolves" is pretty silly, though it never takes itself all that…
Middling "Miss Meadows" blends black comedy, character study and thriller elements into a mixture that doesn't quite gel.
Helmer Sturla Gunnarsson seems far more interested in overstudied imagery that would make for a great coffee-table photography book yet feels like triumph of hollow aestheticism over content…