"There's more to you than meets the eye, Chuck. Not much more, but just enough." This highly qualified compliment is directed on screen at the bedraggled hero of "The Bleeder," but it could just as…
After 90 minutes of dense, ceaseless conversation on a largely unnavigable sequence of topics from first sexual experiences to the cultivation of wild gooseberries, the last thing any viewer really…
Just in case "Frozen" had you thinking the chief concerns of young girls in old Lapland were building snowmen and breaking magic spells, along comes "Sami Blood" to set the record straight.
There's a tendency among critics to heap praise on female filmmakers for withstanding the macho rigors of traditionally male-ruled genre fare — though it's a more unusual feat to see the rules of…
At a time when right-wing politicians across Europe and America are stoking anti-immigrant sentiment in the general population, even the most classically straightforward study of outsider life can…
There's a reason why petits fours are a patisserie staple, and grands fours are not: what's puffily perfect at bite size can turn cloying in a larger slice.
The reality of fantasy is the playfully paradoxical focus of "Mister Universo," the third feature from filmmakers Rainer Frimmel and Tizza Covi to gently scrutinize the lives of circus performers…
Directing rock documentaries may outwardly seem something of a departure for Ron Howard, but that's not to say he's gone entirely off-brand.
"Every party must end, and left behind are the lonely people." Sounding like a deleted lyric from "Eleanor Rigby," that line hints at only half the melancholy in "Aloys."
A film that daubs an unexpected range of tones, from the tragically romantic to the jauntily comic, onto the canvas with free abandon.
A lumbering, unmoored soaper of fraternal conflict and romantic healing in the trauma-ridden aftermath of the First World War.