How has "Hustle" conned so many intelligent people into declaring it a masterpiece? This is a messy C-minus movie at best. And yet, its reception demonstrates a scandalous emerging trend among…
For one critic, "Inside Llewyn Davis," "12 Years a Slave" and "Stories We Tell" were among the year's outstanding releases.
Tucked among the 76 submissions competing for this year's Oscar foreign-language prize is a film quite unlike any that has previously represented Brazil, whose cinematic output has been more directly…
Being able to successfully build a world both new and familiar for Blue Sky's "Epic" shows just how far the studio's computer animation capabilities have come in a decade's time.
A little light goes a long way in Boris Gerrets' "Shado'man," a sensitive gutter-level group portrait set among a community of Sierra Leone "streetboys" whose lively spirit seems unbroken by…
Presented such that Court TV looks like an action movie by comparison, "Judgment in Hungary" even-handedly captures a landmark case in Magyar law, as four neo-Nazis stand trial for a series of…
Livestock consultant Temple Grandin had the right idea when she said, " I feel strongly that we give animals a life worth living," whereas animal-rights expose "The Ghosts in Our Machine" seems…
What "Calvin and Hobbes" obsessives really crave is a chance to meet the reclusive genius behind the comicstrip. But as its title sadly makes clear, "Dear Mr. Watterson" is not that kind of movie.
Directed by a Belgian and backed by Luc Besson's shingle, this uplifting story of racial tolerance should travel well.
An epic account of waste, mismanagement and corruption that makes bridges to nowhere everywhere look like small potatoes, "Putin's Games" sheds scandalous light on the infrastructure problems…
More agitated editorial than elegant documentary expose, Erwin Wagenhofer's "Alphabet" argues that the modern educational system squelches children's capacity for imagination, turning them into…