As pedestrian as its title, sports docu "Rise and Shine" finds little of real interest in the story of Jay DeMerit, a Midwesterner who successfully went abroad to find a place in pro soccer.
An ambitious Brit indie that doesn't quite meet the expectations it raises, "Eliminate: Archie Cookson" starts as a droll sad-sack spin on spy spoofery, but by the end has shifted from comedy toward…
Relentless building-block puzzle Tetris, perhaps the most popular videogame ever created, gets "King of Kong"-style treatment in "Ecstasy of Order."
"Adventures in Plymptoons!" pays tribute to Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton, very much in the style of his own gleefully impudent work.
Brian Lilla's documentary "Patagonia Rising" weighs the environmental and cultural impact of five massive hydroelectric dams proposed for Chile's Patagonia region.
An outfit that seemed bound for glory but derailed well short of that destination, Los Angeles' "drunk-rock" band Thelonious Monster ultimately earned less appreciation for its music than notoriety…
The considerable legacy of Gene Sharp, the unassuming Boston political-science professor whose writings influenced national liberation movements around the globe, is spotlit in Ruaridh Arrow's…
Arguably not since "The Vanishing" has a director remade his foreign-language breakout feature to such diminishing returns as with "13," Gela Babluani's Americanized reworking of his "13 Tzameti"…
"Stage Left" posits the San Francisco Bay Area as a particularly rich breeding ground for the artistically and politically progressive in post-WWII American theater.
After winning some acclaim for his 2007 bigscreen debut "Darling," writer-director Johan Kling experiences a sophomore slump with "Trust Me."
Though myriad aspects of its story have already been probed in greater depth elsewhere, Frances Causey and Donald Goldmacher's "Heist" is well timed as a one-stop summary of reasons for ordinary…