A small but juicy slice of dysfunctional-family black comedy.
In the music world, all attention focuses on the players. But what of the instruments themselves?
The characters and situations remain diverting.
A forgotten figure of Brazil's Swinging '60s gets his due in "Simonal - No One Knows How Tough It Was." Though relatively little-known outside South America, titular entertainer was hugely popular as…
Lively enough to keep kids alert.
Observes an incongruously old-school type of living-off-the-land with no commentary and a surfeit of ravishing visuals.
Intrigues by flirting with several possible narrative directions, only to finally settle for the least compelling one.
Overview of African-American gospel sounds whose dazzling talent-display should exhilarate viewers.
Part showbiz satire, part exploding-marriage study and part tragic fable.
Sports expansive good looks on a fraction of the usual Hollywood budget.
Adds no new wrinkles or insight to a painful subject in danger of becoming a cliched one.