Refreshingly different precisely because its look is so profoundly retro, "Brendan and the Secret of Kells" harks back not just to older animation styles but to pre-medieval illuminated manuscript…
A crossbreed of "Romper Stomper," "Man Bites Dog" and "Romeo and Juliet," mock docu "Russia 88" reps a feisty, well-intentioned stab at illustrating the rising threat of neo-Nazism in contempo Russia.
Like the hybrid creature mentioned of its title, Mexican-Spanish co-production "The Mermaid and the Diver" is neither fish nor fowl.
Like the burg of its title, docu love letter "In Berlin" is urbane, multicultural and a pleasure to visit.
As austere and protractedly paced as helmer Jose Padilha's last pic, "The Elite Squad," was combustible and frenetic, deliberately depressing Brazilian docu "Garapa" explores the experience of hunger…
Auds may feel a sense of deja vu while watching the blackly comic crime thriller "Staten Island."
The story of a closeted farmer who falls in love with his hunky ranch hand, Basque regiondrama "Ander" reps a sort of Spanish-financed version of "Brokeback Mountain," but done on a teensy budget.
Renee Zellweger stars as a Southern belle in this chirpy period pic.
Indie pic "Happy Tears" is a contradictory creature, both insightful and dumb.
Pic represents a solid work of craftsmanship in every department.