On an Oscar nomination morning that brought more than its usual share of controversial omissions, foreign-language film was — for a change — left out of the fracas. Few could argue with this year's…
There are certain documentaries that thrive on a real-world version of movie-star magnetism, and in volunteer social worker Brenda Myers-Powell, "Dreamcatcher" has found itself something of a…
An unimaginable reality is brought to the brink of clarity — only to plunge right back into a psychological abyss — in Danish helmer Jeppe Ronde's potent, pain-ridden "Bridgend."
Urban legend has it that doctors in the region devised the code "Normal for Norfolk" — "NFN" for short — to describe the average mental state of the English county's supposedly eccentric…
Conventional wisdom may have it that sheep are dumbest of all livestock, but the woolly ones' wits get a collective sharpening in "Shaun the Sheep Movie."
Should the recent surge in male facial hair as a fashion accessory stall in 2015, barbers would be within their rights to blame "Mortdecai," a perky but obstinately unfunny heist caper with a hero…
While multiplex fantasy remains an extravagantly caped boys' club, a stealthy gender inquiry is taking place in more specialised sci-fi territory — with Alex Garland's brittle, beautiful "Ex Machina"…
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…