Though the premise is rich with possibilities, there needs to be something memorable about yet another father-son road trip movie, but "Bright Nights" offers no variation on the theme.
Daje Shelton has a story that's all too familiar, yet why is it that outrage over the unchanging devaluation of black lives still hasn't led to things getting brighter?
The powerful theme of this of-the-moment ensemble piece outstrips the director's ability to realize something beyond melodrama.
Hader takes a serio-comic approach to the usual story of middle-class and middle-age crisis, but it never goes deeper than what's expected in a mild comic sketch.
Chavela's voice drew forth a song's every emotion, and her life as a trouser-wearing lesbian celebrity became an inspiration throughout the Spanish-speaking world.
Director Rechinsky interlaces the central story of a car crash victim with family scenes that ensure audiences realize just how horrible life can get.
An ultra-slick, very Danish take on inter-generational rivalry and the treacherous battle to always remain on top.
Audiences are meant to notice a change in Daphne's perspective after a traumatic event, but the movie fails to make us believe it had any impact.
This powerfully disturbing drama about a high schooler raped by her math teacher loses its way as the narrative feels increasingly forced.
Caroline Leone's film never pushes but gives much, focusing on the lead's initial depression and then, slowly and sensitively, an opening into a new life.
Generosity of spirit is the hallmark of Marcelo Caetano's debut, featuring a protagonist cycling through a healthy uncertainty about his future.
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