In first-time filmmaker Dan Jackson's "In the Shadow of the Hill," Brazil's 2011 plan to rid the gargantuan Rio de Janeiro favela Rocinha of drug traffickers in advance of the 2014 World Cup and the…
Ozploitation weighs in on the abortion debate with "Red Christmas," in which an unsuccessfully terminated and hideously deformed fetus returns two decades later to wreak havoc during his family's…
A perceptive, benevolent documentary about a contemporary and particularly high-stakes rite of passage from young adolescence to manhood.
A trilogy of cautionary tales about the day-to-day lives and fateful decisions of frontline correspondents in Afghanistan comprises this affecting and well-made Austrian war drama.
A pair of good-looking, mysterious strangers ensconce themselves in a boutique hotel room and proceed to go after each other sexually, verbally and psychologically in the taught, tartly written…
The sun is hot, the motives are cold and the film is blazingly noir as Indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) returns for another investigation of Outback moral rot in multi-hyphenate helmer…
"Girl Asleep" is a strange, savvy, big-hearted teen adventure that feels perfectly pitched to its target audience as well as those of all ages in search of something unquestionably unique.
Taken on its own, "The 5th Wave" is an effectively decent post-apocalyptic, young-adult, world-in-the-balance survival thriller.
The celebrated career of Australian-born, Oscar-winning costume designer Orry-Kelly is given a long-overdue spotlight, though the film is marred by fanciful, heavy-handed and unnecessary…
"Spear" is a unique experience in urgent storytelling through movement from first-time feature director and celebrated choreographer Stephen Page and his indigenous, Sydney-based Bangarra Dance…
Deeply involving and emotionally searing, “The Daughter” reps a confident and profoundly moving bigscreen debut for established theater director Simon Stone. Those familiar with Henrik Ibsen's play…