James Franco works so prolifically these days that he's bound to repeat himself now and again: In "The Adderall Diaries," for example, he chalks up his second performance this year as an emotionally…
For any viewers partial to the mechanics of Michael Bay's "Transformers" films but not their steely factory finish, British family flick "Robot Overlords" may work as a wonky diversion.
Relative to its fellow grand European capitals, Berlin's potential as a romantic playground has been rather under-explored on film, which is reason enough to welcome Lulu Wang's slight, sprightly…
Specific cultural and political accents flavor universal coming-of-age territory in Josh Kim's appealing, unassuming "How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)."
Often treated in film as an adjunct to LGBT experience, bisexuality gets measured, sensitive consideration in the Chilean coming-out drama "In the Grayscale."
South Africa is indubitably the star of Alain Choquart's handsome post-apartheid melodrama "Ladygrey," even as the country's role in the pic's snaking, distracted narrative never quite comes into…
The title is the most authentically French thing about "Suite Francaise," a fusty but enjoyably old-fashioned WWII soaper that, notwithstanding its Gallic locale, is otherwise characterized by a…
"The Guns, Man" might have been a more apt title for "The Gunman," given how much of Pierre Morel's latest passport-brandishing shoot-'em-up is dedicated to showcasing Sean Penn's unexpectedly ripped…
A chamber drama in which even the chamber itself is on the verge of collapse, Raoul Peck's "Murder in Pacot" offers little scope for healing as it surveys the geographical and psychological wreckage…
If the global "It Gets Better" campaign has lent a certain familiarity to narratives of gay teenage oppression and self-realization, that's hardly something to be held against "Misfits."
German humor is a distinctly conflicted concept in "Hedi Schneider is Stuck," an improbably wry, compassionate character comedy about that least chucklesome of topics: clinical depression.