It's always darkest before the dawn, goes the saying — but in resuming a franchise already suspended on a downbeat note, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" sees the simian revolution reaching…
"Making the invisible visible" is the objective that Scottish physicist Robert Watson-Watt repeatedly claims to pursue in "Castles in the Sky."
Any director who titles his film "Hyena" is setting himself up for critical wisecracks about creative scavenging, and true enough, Gerard Johnson's ultraviolent crooked-cop thriller wears its…
"Been there, done that" probably shouldn't be one's first response to the end of the world, though the apocalypse has by now been rehearsed enough times on screen for it to feel a familiar threat.
There exists a rich anthropological patchwork of survival stories from sub-Saharan African migrants who have traversed desert and sea in pursuit of a better life in Europe, yet it's one that has…
With British cinema overrun as ever with grimy London gangland tales, there is precious little territory that hasn't yet been covered within the genre: Even the narrative tension between crime and…
The word "Xenia" refers to the Greek tradition of generous hospitality toward strangers – an appropriate title, then, for a film that gladly accommodates all manner of curiosities.
The words "release the hounds" take on vibrant new meaning in "White God," a thrillingly strange update of the "Lassie Come Home" formula in which one lost mutt's incredible journey to sanctuary…
Even in a contemporary film culture where no idea seems too thin to try twice, the arrival of two Yves Saint Laurent biopics in the space of a five months counts as a distinct curiosity: The enduring…
Not a chamber piece in the most literal sense, but with all the poky airlessness that its title implies, "The Blue Room" represents a disappointing return to Cannes for actor-turned-auteur Mathieu…