Literally translated, the title of the new Stephane Brize movie means "Market Law," but it is even better served by its English-language substitute, "The Measure of a Man."
Were the title not already taken, "Nahid" could easily have been called "A Separation," for its similarly fraught portrait of the byzantine legal complications and social stigmas concerning divorce…
After Alfred Hitchcock and his Gallic disciple, Claude Chabrol, has any filmmaker devoted more screen time to contemplating the mechanics of the "perfect" murder than Woody Allen?
The currents of desire, jealousy and resentment that flow through a relationship over time receive an exquisite close-up from director Philippe Garrel in "In the Shadow of Women."
Has any contemporary movie star more intriguingly chafed at the gilded prison of stardom than Robert Redford? Certainly, he was not the first — or the last — matinee idol who endeavored to show us…
Three years after saving New York from an alien apocalypse, Marvel's superhero all-stars once again find the weight of the world — or, at least, an airborne chunk of Eastern Europe — thrust upon…
A (mostly) straight-faced movie about the art of being funny, Leah Wolchok's "Very Semi-Serious" pulls back the curtain on The New Yorker's venerable cartoon department.
The unresolvable tension between logic and feeling animates Eugene Green's "La Sapienza," an exquisite rumination on life, love and art that tickles the heart and mind in equal measure.
No one has the time of their lives in "Desert Dancer," a fact-based drama in which all the dancing is dirty — at least according to Iran's Islamic "morality police," the Basij.
As spring perennials go, a new Nicholas Sparks movie has come to seem as inevitable as tax day and allergy season, and only mildly less irritating to the senses.
When Thomas Hardy named his fourth novel "Far From the Madding Crowd," he almost certainly meant the title ironically — a riposte to the notion that the rural folk of Hardy's beloved English…