A woman is fatally electrocuted, her distraught son jumps to his death, an elderly witness dies of a heart attack, while a horndog teenager unjustly takes the rap for all of this.
Fevered imagination and nightmarish reality brush shoulders to disconcerting effect in "The Demons," Quebecois filmmaker Philippe Lesage's extraordinary examination of childhood fears festering in…
Fun and games for all the family take a mordant turn in "Family Film," a story of parental negligence and youthful irresponsibility that young and old might prefer to watch in separate rooms.
The eponymous songbirds aren't to be found onscreen in Icelandic helmer Runar Runarsson's soph feature "Sparrows" — and even if they're fluttering just outside the frame, they're not feeling terribly…
The fraternal directing duo's eighth narrative feature is a woozy, last-of-the-summer-wine pleasure, one that never lets the gravity of its thematic concerns — sex and death, sometimes at once — get…
A perky generation-gap fable that sneaks some surprisingly conservative gender politics into its stainless new world of online startups.
Not long ago, it was far easier to predict which foreign-language films wouldn't feature in the Oscar race than it is today.
"Regression" is a risky choice of title from a director whose most recent work has fallen short of past glories, setting up all-too-obvious critical punchlines in the event of further decline.
With touchscreen coffee tables still an unimaginable luxury in most households, "Human" may have arrived a few years too early for its optimum avenue of exhibition.
"Everybody knows the fight was fixed," husks Leonard Cohen over the closing credits of Stephen Frears' "The Program," a straight-spinning dramatization of cycling champ Lance Armstrong's…
With faith-based filmmaking confidently on the rise in the U.S., a counter-movement of similarly independent agnostic cinema seems a debate-stoking inevitability.