So awash in natural beauty and big waves that the spectacular eventually becomes pedestrian, "Highwater" is surfer/helmer Dana Brown's celebration of (and sales pitch for) extreme surfing.
With a title guaranteed to draw swarming hordes of Town & Country subscribers, "The Art of Travel" is a coming-of-age picaresque that features a continent's worth of breathtaking miles, but not in…
It's not easy being green. It's not easy being green, size XXXXXL and in need of massive doses of Celexa. And then there are all the expectations. The box office projections. The marketing. The…
It seemed like a natural: Redo "Get Smart," the landmark '60s TV spy spoof, with Steve Carell. Who better to update Maxwell Smart -- the idiot-savantish secret agent originated by Don Adams -- than…
"The Memory Thief" is the flip side of Henry Bean's ethno-identity drama "The Believer," whose protagonist was a Jew-turned-neo-Nazi.
If "A Previous Engagement" makes one think of the Harry Potter films, it's only because Juliet Stevenson is perhaps the only English actress of her stature who hasn't found a sinecure in the…
While too violent for the youngest kids, the sci-fi invasion story, high-tech wizardry and high-profile vocal cast could make for substantial mainstream traffic. Adoration by animation acolytes…
A lament for a drowned culture, "Faubourg Treme" is a celebration of the venerable African-American history of New Orleans, notably in the titular neighborhood, once an incubator of enlightenment.
Sumptuous-bordering-on-decadent imagery and elusive meaning inform this pure art film concocted by the team of fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, filmmaker Holly Fisher, poet Kimiko Hahn and…
If a doc manages to inform and entertain, it's ahead of the competition. If it features engaging personalities (or penguins), so much the better. And if it manages not to lose its assets while…