Designed as an insightful look into the lives of six struggling thesis brought together via friendly soccer matches, the pic is little more than a ludicrous performance of testosterone.
Convicted drug smuggler Christopher Kirk's shaggy dog tale of naivete and hopeless love slowly unravels, showing off his true calling as a complete fabulist in this exasperating yet beguiling docu.
An atmospheric, at times impressionistic drama of a Moroccan windsurfer whose friendship with European tourists adds a highly-charged pull to the already palpable draw of departure.
A worthy but over-obvious fictionalization of xenophobic riots in Germany in 1992 that will surely hit a nerve given current tensions with "the other in our midst."
Those with a hankering for death game-survival mangas will exult in Takashi Miike's latest gore-fest, In which classic toys come alive to play deadly games with students.
Rather than explore the relationship between sexual minorities and their environment, "Favela Gay" largely ignores such issues, conducting generic interviews, one person per favela.
Upbeat yet realistic docu about Morocco's Cirque Shems'y, a big top outfit with school attached catering to the country's underprivileged youth.
Spandau Ballet's most memorable tunes continue to be enjoyable, yet "Soul Boys" is in desperate need of cutting, and presenting Spandau Ballet as the most iconic group of the 1980s is questionable.
Though clumsy at times and more successful at straightforward narrative than nuance, "I Am Nojoom" boldly presents the problem of Yemen's child-bride culture through the real story of Nojood Ali.
Hajooj Kuka's short yet eloquent, even optimistic docu is an exemplar of how filmmakers can give dignity to refugees by allowing them their names and their voice.