This "origin story" is a somewhat mixed bag, but it's also an earnest and well-crafted attempt at franchise course-correction.
While you're watching it, Mehta's freely imagined biopic provides a fascinating Rorschach of a figure who is—unfortunately—truly a man for our times.
A likably ramshackle, seemingly semi-improvised "free adaptation" of co-scenarist/star Adrian Schiop's semi-autobiographical novel about his experiences in Bucharest's impoverished Roma slum.
There's an undeniable lurid pull to this premise, but director Manuel Martin Cuena's neutral tone does little to maximize the story's black comedy or suspense.
Couches its fictive terrorist's mission within a panoply of train-station humanity that is at times strongly reminiscent of vintage neo-realist "slices of life."
Dibbs' movie is more realistic in gritty presentation than earlier incarnations, but otherwise no attempt has been made to "modernize" the material with harsher language or gore.
The rediscovered 16mm material is shaped to re-tell a remarkable life story in terms greatly benefitting from the trust the cameraman had achieved with his subjects--chimps as well as spouse.
Twins are trapped in the family manse by a curse in this Ireland-set period Gothic tale.
Egypt's Oscar submission feature dangles something fun, only to deliver something sober, neither angle well-realized enough to make a satisfying whole.
There are plenty of good documentaries, but very few good dramas about surfing--a short list on which "Breath" instantly earns a prominent spot.
Molly McGlynn's somewhat autobiographically inspired debut feature successfully blends drama and humor in a way that skirts pat dramedy.