So comprehensively soundproofed from the western world is the totalitarian dictatorship of North Korea that it's hard to think of any musicians suitable for the honor of playing the country's first…
There's something in the water — no threat so tangible as a shark or a stingray, but a seductive, insidious pull into the blue — in "How to Meet a Mermaid," and the more writer-director Coco…
What outwardly seems like the most prosaic of titles turns out to be bristling with angry human-rights subtext in "Machines," first-time helmer Rahul Jain's gliding, quietly mesmerising documentary…
Life, as the introductory voiceover in "A Hundred Streets" informs us, ultimately amounts to little more than "long periods of waiting broken up by brief moments of change."
Heavily English-speaking regions can be wild cards in the foreign-language Oscar race, entering films one might not immediately identify as being from the region at all. The United Kingdom is among…
It seems an increasingly large fraction of YouTube is given over to cats-do-the-darnedest-things videos, yet our feline friends still lag behind dogs when it comes to bigger-screen tributes.
This articulate, formally immaculate portrait proves less compelling in practice than it does in principle.
Ever since Charles Laughton nabbed an Oscar for "The Private Life of Henry VIII" 82 years ago, the Academy's love affair with British cinema has been a loyal and devoted one, covering such…
A rousing, impassioned study of the challenges and rewards of peace activism in Cuba, "13 Million Voices" might best be described as a finished film about a work in progress.
There was a time, not that long ago, when the Best Foreign Language Film category was one of the most consistent embarrassments of the Academy Awards. In the last five years, however, something…
By the time the title credit goes up in digital flames after being struck by a flying arrow, it should be clear to viewers that "Mirzya" is no subtle exercise in style.