You could get a concussion diving into the emotional shallows of "You Are Here," whose half-dozen or so Los Angeles twentysomething body-beautifuls get strung out on drink, drugs and each others'…
A hit last year in its native Norway, Roar Uthaug's debut feature is a conventional but nicely handled slasher pic that makes good use of spectacular mountain range locations.
An intriguing subject let down by an aimless structure and lack of distanced perspective, "Children of God: Lost and Found" finds filmmaker Noah Thomson tracking down ex-members of the Christian…
Winner of the audience award for narrative feature at Slamdance, writer-director Jeremy Saulnier's debut, "Murder Party," is an amusingly over-the-top horror comedy about a milquetoast who gets an…
Squealing promise of "Hollywood's most shocking scandal -- exposed!," muckraking "Girl 27" milks a sad real-life story with shameless abandon. First-time director David Stenn lets his sob-sister side…
The interest stirred by location shooting in and around Katrina-wrecked New Orleans is deadened by the limp narrative it's tethered to in "Low and Behold."
Vet documentarian Steven Okazaki's "White Light/Black Rain" provides a concise, often powerfully unpleasant account of the atomic bomb drops on Japan that ended WWII. Extensive survivor interviews…
Like its shy hero, "Four Sheets to the Wind" is so low-key it risks making little impression -- until you realize it (and he) has stealthily won viewer sympathy and affection.
Most filmmaking to date addressing the Great Divide between gays and the U.S. religious right has very much reflected its point of origin --delivering full moral condemnation from one side onto the…
German drama "Valerie" finds the titular washed-up fashion model spending a very un-merry Christmas being homeless in Berlin. Birgit Moller's well-crafted directorial debut won the MK Award for first…