"Preservation" ultimately impresses as an arrestingly suspenseful thriller that takes clever narrative twists and turns while moving through familiar territory.
References to glacial pacing and aimless drifting are unavoidable when discussing "Red Knot," an interminable mix of attractive nature documentary and enervating romantic drama.
A conspicuously uninspired mix of teen-sex comedy and horror-thriller tropes.
It may seem insensitive, if not callously cynical, to use the term "novelty value" when appraising a documentary dealing with the Holocaust.
If Richard Linklater attempted a remake of Val Lewton's "Cat People," the end result might resemble "Spring."
Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov's "The Lesson" is a spare, stripped-to-essentials drama about economic stress and mounting desperation that should resonate with a wide range of international…
A micro-budget indie best described as the cinematic equivalent of a modestly amusing shaggy-dog story that meanders toward a clever punchline.
Genre mashups don't come much odder than "The Remaining," a theologically questionable but fitfully exciting melodrama about fear and loathing among the non-Raptured. It's kind of a disaster movie…
An intelligent and arresting fact-based drama that plays like a more streamlined version of the high-minded, blunt-spoken, socially conscious "prestige pictures" made by Stanley Kramer and similarly…
A potentially gripping story of empowerment through armed resistance is almost totally undermined by studied, self-conscious storytelling.
Shrewdly calculated to warm hearts with formulaic yet affecting elements of emotional uplift, "X+Y" zeroes in on a young math whiz who only gradually comprehends the basics of establishing…