"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…
The second of two Fabrice du Welz offerings this summer (the other being the Lonelyheart Killers thriller "Alleluia"), blunt French policier "Colt 45" takes after its title.
A victim of cyberbullying gets her revenge on the teens responsible for her suicide in "Cybernatural," a horror movie distinguished by the device that everything takes place on one character's…
Unlike most heroes of the Japanese swordplay genre, Himura Kenshin refuses to kill. That's an admirable quality, until one realizes he's susceptible to the same sequel pressures as anyone else.