Sebastian, Disney's calypso-inclined crustacean, may despair at "Little from the Fish Shop," a sly update of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" in which his catchy counsel to remain…
You can't choose your family, sure — though if there's one lesson to be learned from the woebegone fraternal principals of "The Snake Brothers," it's that you can make any number of your own bad…
The tidy connotations of its title notwithstanding, there is little about "Box" that invites categorization.
"Turn off the electricity!" screams a nascent environmental activist in Kim Ki-duk's "Stop," his words falling upon deaf ears in the aggressively lit streets of Tokyo.
Mutually catholic taste in movies is what brought writer-director team Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala together 17 years ago, when Fiala, then a film student, would babysit Franz's children in…
An aching nostalgia for a life that never quite existed courses softly through "Song of Songs," a brief, oblique and rather lovely study of independence asserted and childhood dreams dashed within…
There may not be a genre with as limited a capacity to surprise a grown audience as the still-ubiquitous coming-of-age drama: While teenage kicks may switch from generation to generation, the process…
"Whenever you do something new, you learn something about yourself," says the protagonist of Polish lenser-turned-helmer Bartek Prokopowicz's gutsy debut feature "Chemo."
"My gaze was being so constantly serviced," observed my fellow critic Catherine Bray, giddy with delight after seeing "Magic Mike XXL," the amped-up, dressed-down follow-up to Steven Soderbergh’s…
An ironic pink heart dots the 'i' in troubled-teen tale "The Violators" — perhaps the sole playful touch in this stern, striking debut from British novelist-turned-helmer Helen Walsh.
Poetry is less the medium of love than a muddler thereof in "Black Mountain Poets," a delightfully shaggy mistaken-identity comedy from dampest Wales that finds romance and sisterhood in a very…