The sorrow of displacement weighs heavily upon Tala Hadid's feature debut, telling of a glum Moroccan-Iraqi searching for his missing brother while protecting a little girl from white slavers.
"Casanova Variations," the film adaptation of a "chamber opera play" by Michael Sturminger, is so full of its own forced charm that only diehard John Malkovich fans will feel enriched.
"Dior and I" follows Raf Simons as he launches his first haute couture collection for Christian Dior, proving that the art of design, like all art, is more about vision than price-tag.
"Sunday Ball" ennobles its subjects without losing any of the excitement of the game: a painterly sense of composition is paired with Renato Vallone's first-rate editing, accompanied by delightfully…
"Iraqi Odyssey" charts the vicissitudes of Iraq's troubled history via one clan's personal take on the last century, and while the 3D feels superfluous, the docu offers a multi-dimensional look at a…
Only the tragically absurd Israeli-Palestinian situation could transform the simple act of milking cows into a perceived threat to national security, yet that's the amazing story of Paul Cowan and…
Salib looks deeper than infertility and the deeply-rooted, fascinating pre-Islamic superstitions holding sway in the region, allowing her subject a fuller and sadder character not tied solely to…
Few helmers today make comedies as consistently entertaining as Argentina's Daniel Burman, and "The Mystery of Happiness" is no exception.
Though the psychology turns facile, this intense drama about yearning for paternal affection, and the way teens use sex as a way of controlling situations around them, holds interest thanks largely…
Sophomore helmer Ali F. Mostafa's flat road movie would work better as a web series, where various episodes could stand alone rather than be forced to hold up an entire movie.
A low-budget indie that upends the superhero genre by taking an unassuming guy with special powers and turning the story into a film as self-effacing as its protag.