PETER DEBRUGE: Looks like Toronto is the latest film festival to add a television section to its lineup. These days, everywhere from Sundance to SXSW to the Canadian "festival of festivals,"…
Unfolding in the same moral gray area as "Michael Clayton," where ethical compromises resonate louder than gunshots, Nicolas Pariser's "The Great Game" suggests how a sophisticated French helmer…
Galvanized by a surprise Oscar nomination for "A Cat in Paris," animation co-directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol stand their stylistic ground with "Phantom Boy."
An ominous storm cloud materializes over Switzerland, stopping at the country's borders while threatening its residents with potentially catastrophic effects.
The police outnumber the bad guys seven-to-three in "The Squad," a suspense-challenged genre programmer whose original French title ("Antigang") suggests a much more exciting dynamic, had the odds…
A trash-talking French granny gradually warms to the world, thanks to the mellowing effects of marijuana in "Paulette."
While strolling through the woods, a self-questioning law student chances upon a sparrow dangling by a string and, obsessed with its significance, begins an inquiry into the interrelatedness of…
Though true-crime character study "Jack" has the nerve to call notorious Austrian killer-turned-literary-sensation Jack Unterweger by his first name, writer-director Elisabeth Scharang never lets…
In Canada, the power to declare war lies squarely in the hands of the Cabinet. In "Monsieur Lazhar" director Philippe Falardeau's latest, that responsibility falls to a single Member of Parliament.
Relatively confident that he will fail but curious to see what might come of the experiment, an alien council endows a perfectly average human with the power to do whatever he pleases.
Starring Henry Cavill as American art thief Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as Russian agent Illya Kuryakin, this reluctant-buddy two-hander feels more suave and restrained than Ritchie's typically…