Don't go looking for relatable human behavior in "Magical Girl." There is none to be found, which is both an asset and a weakness of Spanish director Carlos Vermut's soph feature -- an elaborately…
You've heard of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"? Well, "The Greasy Hands Preachers" is pitched at pretty much the same choir.
Felix, a middle-aged man adrift without family ties, and Meira, a young Hasidic woman feeling lost and smothered under nearly the opposite circumstances, find tentative connection in one another in…
Not since "Gone Baby Gone" has a case of baby-snatching been taken to such ludicrously straight-faced extremes as "A Second Chance," in which a Danish cop attempts to justify stealing a junkie…
With "Song of the Sea," Irish animator Tomm Moore cements his place as a protector of not only Celtic culture, but classic toon forms as well.
The voices are the star, while Dustin Hoffman is just along to support the gifted preteen sopranos in "Boychoir."
After the runaway success of "The Intouchables," French directing duo Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache were positioned to tackle nearly any project they pleased, especially if comedic muse Omar Sy…
SCOTT FOUNDAS: As this year's Toronto Film Festival hits its midpoint, the headlines are that sales have been slow and that Oscar prognosticators are still looking for The One -- that mythical…
The spirit of Sergio Leone hovers above Argentine director Pablo Fendrik's "Ardor," a spooky south-of-the-equator oater -- or "machete Western," if you will -- that trades open desert horizons for…
If the 2014 fest circuit were a contest, then Venice emerges the winner, scoring a daring coup with its decision to show Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" in its uncut entirety -- an atom bomb of a…