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…
Chantal Akerman's formally demanding and impossibly intimate video essay serves as an elegy to that sense of home that disappeared with the death of her mother.
Boasting a lead role as juicy as a sun-ripened orange, this late-career blessing may as well be Rochefort's "Nebraska," allowing the beloved character actor to adapt his persona to that of a…
Provocative Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam puts a contract out on his own life, so to speak, in "Schneider vs. Bax," a darkly comedic broad-daylight thriller in which two for-hire hitmen are…
Nazi war criminals being brought to justice makes great cinema in everything from 1961's "Judgment at Nuremberg" to last year's "Labyrinth of Lies," but those trials are just the tip of the iceberg…
Perhaps the world is finally ready for a lesbian romance as direct and unapologetic as "Summertime," though this beautifully realized tear-jerker works as well as it does in part because the…
Once the extreme strobing and techno thrashing of the opening reel lets up, the pic settles into a flat, fairly conventional "Twilight Zone" episode about an anxious party girl and the goblin-like…
The annals of Western art are woefully sparse when it comes to female painters, which is just one of perhaps a dozen reasons that "Miss Hokusai" comes as such a refreshing anomaly among anime exports.