Anyone duped by the title into expecting a folksy knees-up from "Klezmer" has a sober awakening in store: The eponymous Ashkenazi Jewish musical tradition may figure obliquely into this stoic, stolid…
There are two good reasons for making what might otherwise seem an inessential new biopic of Ronnie and Reggie Kray — and both of them, as it happens, take the formidable form of Tom Hardy.
"How we make sense of the mess of our lives and what it all means," is how the official synopsis describes the subject of fragmented Australian family drama "Looking for Grace."
"Retribution" is the kind of aggressive-sounding abstract noun that has served as the title for many a boilerplate thriller over the years, so it's by no means a misleading moniker for Spanish helmer…
At a nervily compact 74 minutes, "A Monster With a Thousand Heads" often feels as if it's unfolding in real time — even as necessary narrative logistics dictate otherwise.
The Venice Film Festival’s late-summer scheduling — a fixture since its inception 83 years ago — gives it sprocket-opera status it wouldn’t hold if it swapped places with, say, the Berlinale. (And…
Troubled productions, best-seller adaptations, festival favorites and plenty of biopics to go around — the annual film awards season promises to be as stuffed as ever.
In some marital-strife dramas, one hopes for spouses to work out their differences; in others, a swift separation seems the kindest outcome for characters and viewers alike.
While one can, at a push, imagine Pedro Almodovar being amused by a gag involving a holy petrified foreskin, there's otherwise little danger of "The Bad Education Movie" being mistaken for its…
For anyone who still remembers 1999's antiseptic Meryl Streep vehicle "Music of the Heart," Brazilian classroom drama "The Violin Teacher" may sound discouragingly familiar
"Right Now, Wrong Then," a bittersweet romantic comedy by Hong Sang-soo, has taken the coveted Golden Leopard prize at the 68th edition of the Locarno Film Festival.