Slickly mounted enterprise provides an entertaining enough life story and plenty of vintage tunes, though neither director nor first-time scenarist Antonia Pyck is able to escape a pervasive air of…
Lucas N. Turturro's playful -- sometimes too playful -- docu feature debut will interest folklorists and cineastes drawn to oddball lost causes, with arts broadcasters likeliest to queue up.
An intriguing first feature finds a troubled youth accidentally crossing paths with his childhood mentor/sexual abuser.
Veteran helmer Antoni Krauze's "Black Thursday" is a potent docudrama re-enactment of a notorious episode in Polish history: the violent shutdown of a 1970 shipyard workers' strike in Gdynia, which…
Bridging one of the world's defining sociopolitical rifts one 11-year-old at a time, quietly engaging indie "David" brings charm, sympathy and understatement to its microcosmic story of a young…
"We have met the enemy and he is us" said Walt Kelly's comicstrip character Pogo 40 years ago, a phrase that might apply to the fanatical graffiti-abatement citizens in "Vigilante, Vigilante."
No stranger to Woody Allen comparisons, Dani Levy offers up his own "Stardust Memories" in "Life Is Too Long," a farcical fantasia about (what else?) a Jewish-German filmmaker grappling with midlife…
Arriving 12 years after their first film, 1999's "Straightman," director Ben Berkowitz and co-scenarist/producer Ben Redgrave's sophomore feature "Polish Bar" is a much slicker affair.
This earnest, well-acted drama reps a respectable wade into a bleak historical chapter, but can't quite avoid a sense of familiar terrain trod more memorably.
Pic focuses on a group of Hungarian Jews en route to a death camp, and their reluctant keepers, who both manage to re-awaken the humanity in each other.
New musical feels like an unironic throwback to that era's wistful-quirky off-Broadway tuners. Nonetheless it's a crowdpleaser that should be a local hit, as well as a viable future prospect for…