Jennifer Lynch's "Chained" is a repugnant exercise in physical and psychological sadism that, like her "Boxing Helena" 20 years ago, raises the question of whether a movie directed by a woman can be…
At 35, Marin event is key stop on road to film launches, Oscar night
Thesp Famke Janssen's directorial debut, "Bringing Up Bobby," starring fellow Dutch native Milla Jovovich, is a technically competent but painfully broad dramedy about a larcenous mother-and-son duo…
ShortsHD has helped repopularize the live-action short via its popular annual theatrical packages of Oscar nominees. But that cause won't be helped much by the distrib's "Stars in Shorts," which…
A gentle chastisement for the scant remembrance in Serbia of its role in the Holocaust, Goran Paskaljevic's "When Day Breaks" is one of its veteran helmer's most subdued and conventional films…
The latest in a neverending series of public mash notes to cinema's ultimate sex goddess, "Love, Marilyn" is an earnest but cluttered recap, adding little insight to an oft-told life story.
A pallid Vanessa Paradis gets in touch with her blocked emotions at an inherited "House in Brittany," where ghosts act like therapists in Anne Le Ny's fluff feature.
A leading Swedish newspaper editor who staunchly opposed Hitler's fascism and his own nation's neutrality during WWII is the subject of Jan Troell's "The Last Sentence."
Brisk, TV-targeted docu "Show Stopper" provides a colorful chronicle of a personality some regard with love, others with loathing, but who's inspired a certain awe from all for his sheer chutzpah.
Starring a six-decade-plus veteran of Filipino cinema, and dedicated to esteemed playwright Rene O. Villanueva (writer-helmer Jun Robles Lana's late mentor), "Bwakaw" gives grumpy-old-man par…
Alistair Morgan's novel "Sleeper's Wake" won critical praise for its spare, artful prose, but there's little that's spare or artful about Barry Berk's film version, which treats the somewhat…
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