A solidly assembled docu that charts how Blighty's Labour Party met the nation's need for change by nationalizing public utilities and services for the greater good after WWII, Ken Loach's "The…
Georgia's reputation as the latest cinematic hotspot for emerging talent is enhanced further by "In Bloom," an absorbing, intelligently assembled coming-of-ager that revolves around two pubescent…
Although occasionally visually arresting and atmospheric in its own weird way, Zaza Rusadze's debut is a mostly baffling blend of small-town drama, homoerotic longing and rock climbing.
Contempo Russian factory workers are brutally thwarted in their attempt to organize an independent union in "For Marx … ," an utterly loopy reinvention of socialist realist cliches that's annoying…
"A Single Shot" aims to serve up gritty backwoods noir but misses its target by some distance.
Anyone familiar with the m.o. of Russian arthouse films will immediately assume the title "A Long and Happy Life" is meant to be ironic, and so it proves with this short and sad film.
Austrian weirdmeister Ulrich Seidl's sometimes grueling but consistently compelling "Paradise" trilogy concludes on a surprisingly wistful, tender note with "Paradise: Hope," an account of a teenager…
The Berlin festival has always had to work harder than the other elite festivals. It unspools in snowy February, so can't deliver the lovely weather of a Cannes or Venice or Toronto.
Skillfully customizing a traditional chassis and then souping it up with bawdy, "Bridesmaids"-style humor, "I Give It a Year" is a racy British laffer that updates shingle Working Title's…
A tepid, tween-skewed reworking of "Miss Congeniality" by way of "21 Jump Street" and assorted other back-to-school capers, "So Undercover" reps another unsuccessful attempt to turn onetime teen…
Three families from the decimated Chinese city of Beichuan who lost loved ones in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake struggle to cope with more than just the emotional aftermath in Zhao Qi's absorbing docu…