The Cinderella tale is moved to a dystopian Naples where the wicked stepmother is in cahoots with a sleazy drug dealer.
A liberal-minded Israeli actor hires a Palestinian handyman who becomes a suspect in an assault case in this uneven semi-thriller that defangs its bite by shifting into comedy mode.
Working with a larger budget than ever before, the Manetti brothers deliver an occasionally diverting, overlong satirical Camorra musical that recycles all the usual mafia caricatures.
Frederick Wiseman's latest long-form doc shows the New York Public Library as a vibrant place of lectures, workshops and community outreach.
There are Alzheimer's movies that cut to the quick, like "Still Alice," and then there are Alzheimer's movies that pander to the worst sort of cheaply-manipulative old-folks cutesiness, like "The…
A no-holds-barred performance by Navid Mohammadzadeh gives "No Date, No Signature" its emotional core, even though the main character's motivations remain murky.
Each of the three parts is stylistically and tonally distinct, from hothouse intensity to hyper-realistic, comical surrealism, leading to a quietly devastating finale.
By making this into a self-described "personal journey," Ai Weiwei turns his documentary into just another celebrity endorsement of the latest humanitarian bandwagon.
Emotions are pitched at an overly dramatic level, with a few concessions offered at the end that feel far too pre-packaged for movie consumption.
Wilkerson doesn't mean to suggest ambiguity with his title, but it is indicative of his naval-gazing focus on family skeletons, combined with a tendency to sensationalize the obvious.
Non-professional actors and a lightweight camera further the feel of verisimilitude in "3/4," a modest, stripped-down reverie that captures a summer of change for a father and his two kids.