Near-plotless pic about a dissatisfied man spending a weekend hiking alone is driven by his stream-of-consciousness voiceover, and might easily have seemed pretentious or self-indulgent without the…
First U.S. feature for commercially successful Russian helmer Sarik Andreasyan is slick but derivative and forgettable on all levels.
ennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie play very different unfortunates who find each other on the streets of New York in "Shelter," the uneven but promising first feature as writer-director for the her…
Bringing back the original principal characters while shifting primary focus to two next-generation ones, this characteristically sly, unpredictable comedy-adventure should rouse Hartley fans from…
There's much to admire in Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton's turns as a psychosexual triangle imploding during a few hours' span. But admiration rather than emotional involvement…
Equal parts "The Warriors" and "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo," Sion Sono's rap musical "Tokyo Tribe" is also self-referential Nippon genre exploitation to the marrow.
Violence may not be the answer, but it sure kills a lot of screen time -- and personnel -- in Toa Fraser's muscular if monotonous tale of pre-Colonial Maori tribal war, "The Dead Lands."
While his movies have occasionally exhausted viewers, no one has ever accused Nippon maverick Takashi Miike of boring them. They will, however, after this pretty but lifeless mix of Kabuki drama and…
There are trace elements of "Strangers with Candy," "Role Models" and contrastingly serious "Half Nelson" in "Guidance." But that doesn't stop Pat Mills' debut as writer-director-star from being a…
A timely reminder of how images of African-Americans have been stereotyped and demonized by popular media, "Through a Lens Darkly" tells the lengthy history of that misrepresentation while also…