No coat hangers were harmed in Gayle Kirschenbaum's fraught bond with her mother, a former Long Island matron now retired, but feisty as ever, in Florida.
Joseph Dorman and Oren Rudavsky's excellent history of the changing faces of the ideology that built the State of Israel offers a careful antidote to the shrill entrenchment that attends the very…
On the face of it, "Sand Storm" presents a familiar feminist tale of a teenaged girl trapped between her desire to control her destiny and the constraints of her traditional family.
Cleverly switching between noir thriller and absurdist black comedy in a way that throws into relief the perils of conformity and paranoia in a transitioning state, "Honey Night" offers hope for the…
To judge from the films I saw in Gdynia, younger filmmakers and their audiences tend, perhaps inevitably, to be more preoccupied with the personal and the domestic than with politics or the past.
Sara Hirsh Bordo's cheerfully upbeat documentary offers an engaging if heavily sugared portrait of a courageous woman triumphing over a disfiguring genetic mutation that prevents her from gaining…
With five life partners and seven children under his belt along with a vast film oeuvre of surpassingly Gallic fluffiness, Claude Lelouch is back to let us know he's still a fool for love. Well…
Jerusalem in Imax 3D with a topping of Benedict Cumberbatch — that's a pretty big dessert of branding. The richly plummy vowels of His Royal Cumberness are mostly window dressing on this…
In the context of genocide, almost any individual survival story can sound like fantasy fiction.
This mawkish bummer about an ill-used teenage boy wandering around a surreally forbidding Helsinki is marred by a facile nihilism that trivializes the urban alienation it seeks to illuminate.
Someday an enterprising film-festival programmer will stage a retrospective of "The Full Monty" remakes retooled for nations with bleak economies and downtrodden citizens who worship at the altar of…