"Masaan" is a heartfelt yet overambitious tale of class and gender inequality in contempo India, in which debuting helmer Neeraj Ghaywan can't overcome script and editing weaknesses.
A handsomely shot, classically told tale of an Ethiopian boy left in the care of relations and struggling in his new surroundings.
Paolo Sorrentino's most tender film to date, an emotionally rich contemplation of life's wisdom gained, lost and remembered, with cynicism harping from the sidelines but as a wearied chord instead of…
West European sensibilities unmistakably mark "Mustang," a potent drama about five sisters forced to suppress their burgeoning sensuality.
Few will care what happens to the rebel siblings in this incest drama that profligately plays with the fairy tale genre.
One of the best films of the year premiered in Venice last September, toward the end of the festival. "Theeb" press-screened there on Sept. 3, when more than half the festival decamped to Toronto…
Notwithstanding some cliches, Dalibor Matanic's strongest film to date is a handsomely mounted, expertly edited Romeo and Juliet saga played out in 3 storylines over 3 decades.
The first installment of "Arabian Nights" is a meaty opus weaving nonfiction and allegory to paint an outraged portrait of European austerity witchdoctors, the Portuguese politicos at their beck and…
While capturing the crushing unease of the Punjabi countryside, full of uncertain, frightened glances, Singh neglects dramatic construction and jeopardizes empathy.
Radu Muntean's lean, absorbing anti-thriller is tightly measured to ensure a controlled level of tension that remains discreetly constant.
"Art Addict," with its joint implication of "sex addict," generally does a good job balancing the two poles of Peggy Guggenheim's life, though character analysis rarely gets below the surface.