"The Sons of Tennessee Williams" chronicles "carnival clubs," or "krewes," which for many years represented the only public face of homosexuality in New Orleans and, to an extent, the South in…
"Finding Joe" doesn't provide a biography of or critical perspective on late author, mythologist and speaker Joseph Campbell, instead offering an easily digestible introduction to his key ideas.
"Phaedra" is a distinctly contemporary spin that diverges considerably from the blueprints provided by Euripedes, Racine and others.
The course of true love is anything but smooth -- more like unconvincing, erratic and unresolved -- in "The One."
Returning to the worlds of family and childhood in a far sunnier vein than he did in 2004's lauded "Nobody Knows," eclectic, nearly fail-proof Nipponese helmer Hirokazu Kore-eda has come up with what…
Somehow at once entertainingly outrageous and a little underwhelming, manga adaptation "Smuggler" mingles yakuza melodrama, grotesquerie, the near-fantastical, black comedy, hyperstylized action and…
The River Used to Be a Man" fits loosely in the tradition of past solo-survival tales from "The Naked Prey" through "Into the Wild" and "127 Hours," but with a more detached, cerebral approach that…
A satisfying wartime espionage drama focused on little-noted intersections between Arabic emigres and the French Resistance.
An end of the road most of us hope won't look quite so bleak is portrayed in "The Patron Saints," the feature debut of documentarians Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky.
Easily the least of the three hockey-themed features at Toronto this year, "Breakaway" hits every triumph-of-the-underdog sports movie cliche squarely on the head.
Sympathetically acted and directed, Stefano Chiantini's "Islands" is a watchable Italo drama that nonetheless doesn't come up with the distinctive style, plot turns or psychological insight to…