The Dardenne brothers are a key stylistic influence in this sturdy character study that nevertheless suffers from an over-reliance on 1st person voice-over.
When you watch the great rock & rollers (Mick Jagger, Jim Morrison, Johnny Rotten, Prince, Elvis), it's easy to feel that each of them has a wild animal inside, a jubilant — or angry — erotic…
"The Last Laugh" asks the non-musical question—well, unless you're talking about "The Producers"—"Can Nazis and the Final Solution ever be funny? Should [ital] they be joked about?"
An elegantly mounted but effortfully cryptic foray into narrative filmmaking from promising Italian docmaker Alessandro Comodin.
The doctor protagonist is one of a pantheon of characters who think of themselves as good people yet by manipulating the system triggers just one more cascade of corruption.
Very smoothly directed by Claudio Giovannesi ("Alì Blue Eyes"), making his third feature, the film provides a magnetic showcase for newcomer Daphne Scoccia (who appears in every scene of her first…
There’s nothing scarier than not knowing what you should be scared of. “The Wailing” erupts with a string of gruesome deaths in an insular village, but the investigation unleashes a greater terror…
In what is essentially a prequel to her Oscar-winning portrait of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, "Citizenfour," director Laura Poitras leverages incredible access to WikiLeaks founder Julian…
This flawed by intriguing drama delves into the innumerable layers of deceit and willful amnesia that originated in Lebanon's civil war and continue to straightjacket the nation.
For any true-blue movie buff, cinematography is actually a sexy subject — it's not just about how movies look, it's about how they flow and feel, about how they live inside our mind's eye. “Close…
Jean-Luc Lagarce was 38 when he died of AIDS, four years older than Louis, the protagonist of his play "It's Only the End of the World." Though he never comes right out and names the disease, Louis…