A certain pungency of feeling — as implied by that uninviting but ultimately appropriate title — steams from the surface of "Stinking Heaven," Nathan Silver's fifth and most furiously combative…
On an Oscar nomination morning that brought more than its usual share of controversial omissions, foreign-language film was — for a change — left out of the fracas. Few could argue with this year's…
There are certain documentaries that thrive on a real-world version of movie-star magnetism, and in volunteer social worker Brenda Myers-Powell, "Dreamcatcher" has found itself something of a…
An unimaginable reality is brought to the brink of clarity — only to plunge right back into a psychological abyss — in Danish helmer Jeppe Ronde's potent, pain-ridden "Bridgend."
Urban legend has it that doctors in the region devised the code "Normal for Norfolk" — "NFN" for short — to describe the average mental state of the English county's supposedly eccentric…
Conventional wisdom may have it that sheep are dumbest of all livestock, but the woolly ones' wits get a collective sharpening in "Shaun the Sheep Movie."
Should the recent surge in male facial hair as a fashion accessory stall in 2015, barbers would be within their rights to blame "Mortdecai," a perky but obstinately unfunny heist caper with a hero…
While multiplex fantasy remains an extravagantly caped boys' club, a stealthy gender inquiry is taking place in more specialised sci-fi territory — with Alex Garland's brittle, beautiful "Ex Machina"…
Hollywood and Nollywood — the prolific, still export-resistant Nigerian film industry — don't so much meet as exchange business cards in "Black November."
Two weeks before kicking off its 44th edition, the Rotterdam Film Festival has completed a globe-spanning selection of 13 contenders for its annual Tiger Awards.
Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner" leads the field for the 35th London Film Critics' Circle Awards: The painterly biopic received nominations in seven categories, including Film of the Year, Director of the…