The film jarringly jumps whole hog from a sincere, penetrating look at the nightmare of guilt into far more standard psycho territory.
The film aims for Florentine postcard prettiness, though the only difference between the lensing and the average visitor's snapshots is the bizarre lack of tourists.
Like its ridiculously clumsy title, "Don't Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl!" aims for poetry yet manages only an odd mix of magical realism with artificial Lynchian touches.
The commodification of foreign maids, treated as nonentities, is succinctly exposed in this award-winning look at a chilling reality.
Set in a privileged world of bored housewives, high-stakes gamblers and sadistic hit men, "Nut$" combines violence with wry humor and Spaghetti Western flourishes.
Bollywood's weakness for foreign locales gets the ultimate French twist in "Befikre," a Paris-set contemporary romance about two friends unwilling to admit they're in love.
A spirited and moving profile of an informal, independent group of surfers finding escape from the hopelessness of life in Gaza via that most free-spirited of sports.
Clearly stories from the Yazidi community deserve further cinema exposure, but until then, "The Dark Wind" is a respectable beginning that builds to a certain power.
Sherif El Bendary's feature debut is a buddy film with surrealist touches, crowned by an unexpectedly warm-hearted finale that asserts the primacy of love.
The documentary offers fresh perspectives on Lebanon's scarred history, focusing on a tenacious older man struggling against the sectarianism that's blotted out memories of a more amicable past.
Mohamed Rashad's splintered documentary only fitfully succeeds in illustrating the slogan "the personal is political."
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Behind the Scenes Video of Ryan Gosling Playing Piano in ‘La La Land’ (EXCLUSIVE)
- ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Westworld’ Win Golden Reel Sound Editing Awards
- ‘La La Land,’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Westworld’ Win Make-Up and Hair Styling Awards
- A Low-Key Berlinale Yields Some Foreign Oscar Contenders to Watch