A big-hearted let's-put-on-a-show comedy centered on a despondent musician who gets his mojo back with a band of eccentric amateurs in his provincial hometown, "Cape No. 7" reps a promising debut by…
Taking a head-on approach to subject matter few films dare to contemplate even from a distance, "Children of the Dark" is a compelling, disturbing thriller set in the twilight world of child…
Japanese helmer Naomi Kawase continues to steer a strictly arthouse course with "Nanayo," an exercise in largely nonverbal dynamics throwing together a Japanese woman and a French man in a Thai house…
A sincere call for environmental protection and the rights of displaced indigenous communities, "Brutus" sweetens its sometimes labored messages with a charming coming-of-age romance and eye-catching…
The economic, cultural and environmental problems facing a country heavily dependent on tourism are probed in "Jamaica for Sale."
Music mends the troubled souls of an abused child and a reclusive violin player in the uplifting "Boses." Filipina helmer Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil's second feature is a sensitively handled plea for the…
The first-ever feature from the Marshall Islands, "Morning Comes So Soon" overcomes technical shortcomings and unrefined non-pro perfs with strong storytelling and an incisive look at youth issues in…
"Cape No. 7" by Taiwan helmer Wei Te-sheng, has won the Halekulani Golden Orchid for best narrative feature at the 27th Louis Vuitton Hawaii Intl. Film Festival awards.
Bumpy but never dull, the Indonesian psychodrama "Fiksi" spins an intriguing web around a lonely rich girl's obsession with a handsome writer.
Morbidly fascinating before sinking into grotesquerie of the most confrontational kind, "Exhausted" charts the supremely depressing relationship of a pimp and a prostitute in a bleak industrial…
A minor work by productive arthouse helmer Raoul Ruiz (it's his 17th feature in the past 10 years), "Nucingen House" is a hokey haunted-house yarn with some idiosyncratic pleasures for the faithful.