Best in the biz find cinematic delights in stories of complexity and nuance.
Crackpot mysticism, screwball spirituality and an anime style that recalls early "Astro Boy" are the hallmarks of "The Mystical Laws."
From arranged marriage to infanticide, dramas mine wide range of dysfunctional group dynamics
"Inspired" by an episode from the director's 1950s childhood -- a trauma that prompted her family to ship her from "the brown streets of Brooklyn" to a Missouri home inhabited by a madwoman -- the…
If sharks were camels and the Pacific was a desert, the Norwegian adventure "Kon-Tiki" could be "Lawrence of Arabia." It has a dashing blond hero with penetrating blue eyes. And it has the kind of…
Nosebleeds seem a distinct possibility for more delicate viewers of "The Art of Flight 3D," a globe-hopping, avalanche-eluding, downward-plunging sports travelogue that follows extreme snowboarders…
A natural for sports venues, the film (which recently played Gotham's Quad Cinema) could also flourish on the educational circuit.
An inescapable sense of poignancy and sentiment informs this rather workaday, music-sodden docu, which would have made a sensational short, and will probably work best in an abbreviated cut for TV…
Although they talk enough to qualify for radio, John Shea and Lea Thompson make the high-wire act of "The Trouble With the Truth" a convincing, moving and provocative two-hander.
The parade of real, live and not-so-live people passing across the screen this season range from the beloved to the infamous, from the totally anonymous to Abraham Lincoln, whom Daniel Day-Lewis…
The sins of the fathers have seldom weighed so heavy as in the odd, intriguing and ultimately moving "Hitler's Children," which asks what it's like to have grown up a child of the Nazi elite, the…