"He took what could have been B-movie exploitation and made it into arthouse cinema," gush two Val Lewton enthusiasts at one point in Joe Dante's comedy-horror doodle "Burying the Ex."
Boy-and-his-dog films usually tug on the heart with puppyish persistence, but there's little easy sympathy to be found in Turkish director Kaan Mujdeci's tough, imposing debut feature "Sivas."
Characterization is the principal element left on the roadside in "Bypass," an artsy slab of British urban miserablism that remains oddly unmoving despite its surfeit of onscreen suffering.
The title could not be more of a red herring in Hong Sang-soo's sixteenth feature "Hill of Freedom," its noble implications lending outward grandeur to a romantic triangle that reps a cream puff even…
"Before I Go To Sleep" is a risky title for a genre exercise intended to keep viewers bolt upright in their seats, handing mirthful critics a readymade punchline at the first sign of lethargy.
"Punishing" may be the appropriate default setting for Holocaust dramas on film, but restless Israeli auteur Amos Gitai goes for extra credit in "Tsili," a short, stark adaptation of Aharon…
"Old farts' gatherings don't interest the young," muses one of five reunited friends in Laurent Cantet's tragicomic character study "Return to Ithaca."
There was a time when a major studio might have made "Jackie & Ryan," a wholesome, female-skewing heartland romance, with a Sandra Bullock in the lead and reaped the profits; today, it's a…
Viewers from different religious backgrounds may reach contrasting interpretations of the nine shorts that make up spiritually themed portmanteau pic "Words With Gods," but most are likely to agree…
Corpulent sex slaves, tuba-playing Nazi obsessives, reborn doll fantasists — just a regular stroll through the neighborhood, then, for patented guru of the grotesque Ulrich Seidl, who makes an…