One might expect the plottiest of Shakespeare's plays to make the ploddiest of bigscreen adaptations, but Michael Almereyda — who turned Hamlet into a sulky Gen-Xer back in 2000 — brings a light…
There are horrors-of-war movies, and then there are World War II horror movies, and judging by "Fires on the Plain," it's not entirely clear whether Japanese splatter director Shinya Tsukamoto…
In a Venice Film Festival lineup full of cynicism, suicide and despair, who would expect the new Roy Andersson picture — "the final part of a trilogy on being a human being" — to be the most life…
Even moreso than 2011's "Mildred Pierce," this finely crafted, wonderfully cast meller suggests a promising new life for the women's-picture genre on nets willing to let such stories breathe.
Repeating a lot of the same beats from their first two stop-motion adventures, "Coraline" and "ParaNorman," Laika's disappointing latest represents a baffling misappropriation of talent.
The existential questions Albert Camus raises in his short story "The Guest" translate exceptionally well to the Western genre in "Far From Men," which stars Viggo Mortensen as a colonial…
Al Pacino does big and larger-than-life better than any thesp working today. But "Manglehorn" is a fragile, smaller-than-life portrait.
At the outset of his filmmaking career, Benoit Jacquot worked as an assistant director to the great French novelist Marguerite Duras, and now he has made a film that feels more indebted to her…
If cinema is like dreaming with your eyes open, then “Reality” is “Rubber” director Quentin Dupieux’s mind-numbing attempt to apply slippery dream logic to filmmaking.
Usually, he's the one behind the camera, but in what amounts to a French "Kids," Larry Clark can be seen passed out in the opening scene, spilled across the steps of the Palais de Tokyo as skaters…