"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…
Redundancy remains a problem, but this overlong superhero sequel gets by on sound, fury and star chemistry.
The true-life gay rights battle at the heart of "The Circle" is an unusual, underexposed one that merits either substantial documentary or riveting narrative treatment, so one can hardly blame…
Depending on your point of view, Corneliu Porumboiu's formal experimentalism either flatlines or finds witty new heights in "The Second Game," which may or may not be a film at all.
The Florida sun has rarely seemed harsher than it does in “Ectotherms,” a bristling, defiantly lo-fi debut feature from multitasking filmmaker Monica Pena that offers a pithily poetic view of…