Imagine the excitement of the rolling-boulder opening scene in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" stretched to feature length, then subtract such vital ingredients as John Williams' pulse-elevating score…
A toast to all that those who didn't endure the Holocaust take for granted, French director Jean-Jacques Zilbermann's "To Life" finds the silver lining in the 20th century's darkest cloud.
Filipino director Lav Diaz, who headed the international competition jury at last year's Locarno Film Festival, returned to take the top prize at the Swiss sprocket opera's 67th edition with his film…
"Marie's Story" is not so different from Helen Keller's, amounting to a French "The Miracle Worker" with the bonus miracle that it was a nun who accomplished the inspirational breakthrough.
A passion project more than a decade in the making for director Vincent Grashaw, this uneven indie straddles somewhere between indignant expose and unusually tasteful exploitation pic.
As both a dramatic actor and a comedian, Robin Williams tore your ticket, held the door and offered you a ride on the emotional roller coaster — an appreciation.
2014 is shaping up to be the Year of Agnes Varda. This week, the free-spirited French director will receive the Pardo d'onore Swisscom at the Locarno Film Festival, which is just the latest in a…
A manipulative German dramedy in the "Big Chill" tradition, where you actually get to know the friend committing suicide.
Frank Capra would approve of "The Fool," a forceful Russian drama in which a lone plumber stands up to a corrupt system on behalf of the people living in a squalid apartment building.
German helmer Florian Mischa Boder clearly wants this silly-minded misfire, about a contract killer so out of practice he botches his first big assignment, to play like a cross between a classic…
It took until the age of 85, but director Agnes Varda, who will be honored at the Locarno Festival, is finally getting the recognition she deserves. The Belgian-born helmer unleashed a tiny tsunami…