It's an overused line in celebrity journalism that the most challenging role any actor faces in their career is that of him or herself — a public persona often no less constructed than any character…
A screenwriter has to be mightily confident in his script to christen it "The Rewrite," a title that begs jaded critics to suggest it may have needed another pass or two.
Two feature-worthy stories compete for space in "1989," a compelling account of Hungary's quiet but crucial role in the fall of the Iron Curtain.
The exclamation point that went AWOL from the second installment of Debbie Isitt's "Nativity!" franchise returns in grammatically dubious fashion for the brazenly titled "Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My…
Almost nobody is having a blast in, well, "A Blast," and that statement can probably be extended to viewers of Syllas Tzoumerkas' aggressively agitated sophomore feature.
There are more synthetic fibers than you can shake a stick — or a lit match — at in "Speed Walking," but a pure heart beats beneath the gaudy '70s surface of Danish director Niels Arden Oplev's…
The classic "women's picture," demoted without due consideration in Hollywood filmmaking, gets a complex, vibrant reassessment in "Decor."
"A society is defined not only by what it creates, but what it refuses to destroy." Those familiar words, from American conservationist John C. Sawhill, open Lorenzo Sportiello's solemnly intentioned…
The eponymous forest may be immaculately snow-draped throughout, but the dramatics turn to slush well before the end of "The Ice Forest," a high-gloss, low-logic noir from Italian soph helmer Claudio…
It wouldn't be strictly accurate to say that "The Maias: Scenes From Romantic Life" requires viewers to watch paint dry, but there's certainly a lot of it at rest in Joao Botelho's boldly stylized…
Auteur portraits of fellow auteurs don't always make for illuminating films: The line between sincere mutual appreciation and smug mutual congratulation can be a fine one. Brazilian director Walter…