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…
For an adventure set on (or, more accurately, beneath) the high seas, there's something peculiarly low-key about "Black Sea," a modern-day pirate thriller — complete with buried treasure — in which…
As any seasoned observer of the annual award circuit knows, the campaign trail for performers in foreign-language films is significantly rockier than it is for the rest. Of the 200 performances that…
Just as Telluride, Toronto and, increasingly, New York are now viewed as the go-to launchpads for best picture contenders, the foreign-language race has its own key festivals — and they lie a bit…
A unique three-sided pyramid is the archaeological discovery that triggers some distinctly one-dimensional drama in "The Pyramid," a likably lame-brained Egypto-horror exercise.
With alternative modes of production reshaping the definition of "mainstream" well beyond the reach of studio cinema, it can be difficult for independent cinema to maintain its, well, independence…
If ever a film had no need for an in-title assertion of its fact-based nature, it's British war pic "Kajaki: The True Story": Few screenwriters would devise a battlefield scenario quite this spare…
Long the subject of international uproar but comparatively little analysis, the quasi-Kafkaesque administration holding Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's corrupt dictatorship in place finally gets…