Alexander Sokurov philosophizes about cinema, culture, and politics in Leena Kilpelainen's enjoyable docu "The Voice of Sokurov," an appealing fest item that's most interesting when the cultivated…
"ThuleTuvalu" will be remembered as one of the earliest docus on global warming to sideline impersonal statistics and talking-head scientists and instead focus on the people already affected.
Muckraking helmer-performer Sabina Guzzanti's "The State-Mafia Pact" provides a step-by-step account of how the Italian government -- including, but hardly limited to, Silvio Berlusconi -- made a…
Kanu Behl makes a grittily impressive debut with this well-acted tale of a crime family in Delhi.
Forget last year's Dutch "Dinner" and chow down on Ivano de Matteo's "The Dinner," a significant improvement on the previous adaptation and a more nuanced critique of modern society than Herman…
Im Kwon-taek's "Revivre" is the sort of pic that makes auds question their own future - will I be the dying spouse, or the caregiver? - producing a melancholic reverie despite longueurs and an…
In 1929, three pals search for a composer friend who's hidden himself away in the woods in the intriguingly febrile "The Council of Birds," an impressive graduation film from Timm Kroeger that looks…
A young Bedouin boy uses his nascent survival skills to outwit potential enemies in "Theeb," a classic adventure film that won helmer Naji Abu Nowar the best director prize in Venice's Horizons…
A gentle, attractive coming-out story of modest ambition and zero pretension.
There are courtroom dramas, and then there's "Court," Chaitanya Tamhane's impressive debut that flays alive India's justice system while commenting on class, education, and access to power. Managing…