A woman lives on the fringes of society with a pack of hounds in this observational study that appeals even as it indulges in arty cinema affectation.
There's so much good in the first half of "The Man from Oran" that the unfortunate slide into meller territory disappoints but doesn't wipe away the trenchant cynicism that comes before.
Though it's good to shake auds up with the potent combo of sex and disabilities, the pic sidelines the more interesting daughter-parent relationship while doing little to make the daughter-lover…
Beautifully lensed scenes testify to the master's 55 years in the director's chair, yet this unexpected return to features lacks the fullness of vision that graced "The Profession of Arms."
Jean-Gabriel Periot's welcome transition to feature-length docus offers a thought-provoking look at the Baader-Meinhof group, seen through the prism of Germany's nascent understanding of democracy.
A rookie cop in Internal Affairs discovers the head of the narc unit is on the take in this by-the-book sequel to the helmer's locally popular "City State."
A mildly engaging docu about sherry, once Spain's most important export but now often seen as a dowdy tipple rather than a complex, versatile wine.
Dominga Sotomayor's improvisational sophomore feature, "Mar," is a slight work about a lackluster couple on a seaside holiday.
The second half of this sly tale of an apolitical carjacker brings Muayad Alayan's themes into sharper focus and adds pointed digs at all sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Like countless films set in the period, the absence of subtlety combined with predictable dollops of sentimentalism once again trivialize events in the name of making them understandable.
The power games and humiliation that form key elements of Radu Jude's previous features are all here in this handsome period oater about a constable tracking down a fugitive Roma slave.