This arresting seriocomedy deftly walks a tightrope between the droll and tense, over a gaping pit of crazy.
A cheesy chase film that substitutes shrill, increasingly laughable hysteria for actual thrills.
Shot in striking high-contrast, widescreen B&W, this mysterious narrative is nonetheless all grey zones in terms of moral and logistical meaning.
A dramatized real-life scandal of 1980s prep school drug-dealing plays like a tepid compilation of fictive cliches in "The Preppie Connection."
Hectic, unsubtle, borderline cartoonish.
The status of songbirds worldwide provides another barometer for measuring unsettling ecological changes in "The Messenger."
A handsome but woefully cluttered thriller involving Allied subterfuge of a Nazi-controlled mine in rural 1944 Spain.
Approaching 30 with no great pleasure, Alice (Emily VanCamp) is a native Manhattanite whose life looks glamorous and privileged from the outside, but frustrates her on nearly every front.
This middleweight tale with lots of classical music provides a good dose of inspirational uplift without ever seeming to reach for it in the obvious, expected ways.
Adapted and expanded from two short stories by James Franco, Gabrielle Demeestere's debut feature "Yosemite" is a low-key drama whose modesty is its own reward.
A collection of 10 macabre miniatures that are disposably diverting at best and execrable at worst, despite the participation of some familiar genre faces and directors.