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…
Arriving so soon after the first reports of Burger King's corporate maneuvering to enjoy a whopping big tax break by establishing a new legal address in Canada, "The Price We Pay" seems all the more…
The mix of raucous buffoonery and violent mayhem isn't exactly seamless, and the laugh-out-loud moments come with conspicuously less frequency during the third act.
Although it slyly teases its audience with hints of paranormal activity in the early going, "37: A Final Promise" gradually emerges an old-fashioned tearjerker set to a goth-rock soundtrack.