Endearing underdog hero Greg Heffley returns for another year of middle-school humiliation in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules."
Festivals evolve. That's a fact I've realized watching South by Southwest grow up over the course of nearly a dozen years.
A brain-dead update of a classic tale whose feeble understanding of its own point runs only skin-deep.
Gore Verbinski's astonishingly adult-skewing animated debut is a comedic riff on the Wild West formula.
Intriguingly non-standard docu "Bombay Beach" captures the fading California community's white-trash denizens with a fresh eye and deeper sensitivity than most who have come before.
Though pic played well in Berlin, it won't stray far from the fest circuit.
It can't be easy to find the right roles for Yolande Moreau, whose brutishly unladylike features often appear in sharp contrast with the soft-spoken dignity of her characters.
Jonas Mekas' charming trifle is just about as accessible as experimental cinema gets.
"Together" demonstrates how badly China needs a documentary to help address discrimination toward its growing HIV-positive population.
A poignant story just begging to be remade, "The Ways of Wine" is presented in peculiar mock-doc style.