This 1970s period piece is nicely crafted and sweetly engaging overall, despite some stilted dialogue and crudely melodramatic elements.
Dutch black comedy is not quite a slam dunk due to a lack of modulation of escalating events but is nonetheless cleverly engaging throughout.
The S.F. International Film Fest announced the full program for its 54th year today, which kicks off on April 21 with Mike Mills' "Beginners," starring Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor (expected…
Quietly involving drama has modest commercial potential, but merits further fest travel and consideration by quality cable/disc programmers.
An extended torture-porn riff that stubbornly refuses to deepen in terms of character or thematic insight, despite impressive stylistic command.
Sweet-natured "Super Hero Party Clown" gently ribs comicbook-derived cinema cliches by reducing them to absolute basics, minus the superheroics.
A solid charmer that ingratiates from start to finish.
Pic illuminates with unusual clarity the daily, never-more-relevant struggle of what it's like to be poor in the U.S.
A low-key, "realistic" take on vampirism as addiction, complete with protags requiring syringes and tubes to get the crimson they need.
A winning Quebecoix romantic comedy from helmer Sophie Lorain.
Intriguing psychological thriller "Second-Story Man" is told through the unreliable viewpoint of a protag whose grip on reality slips after his partner is killed.