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…
Nacho Vigalondo's "Extraterrestrial" reps another tricky spin of sci-fi conventions toward unconventional ends following his intriguing 2007 thriller, "Timecrimes."
A great title, a novel setting and some surprisingly blunt digs at Castro's Cuban land of non-opportunity aren't enough to save "Juan of the Dead" from being a lowbrow zombie comedy that mostly goes…
Shortly before Marlon Brando's 2004 demise, he met with Tunisian helmer Ridha Behi, purportedly expressing enthusiasm about collaborating on a feature together.
The balance of credible psychological drama and caustic black comedy so evident in recent Scandi cinema is again affirmed by Zaida Bergroth's "The Good Son."
Considerably less interesting than 2009's "Applause," director/co-scenarist Martin P. Zandvliet's sophomore narrative feature, "A Funny Man," charts the life of hugely popular late Danish comedian…
A prominent film website describes the premise of "Carre blanc" thus: "In the future, society's weak are killed and used for meat." This is either one helluva false assumption, or it's symptomatic of…