How do you make a portrait of an empty-headed young man at the most empty-headed moment of his life not feel like a film that has similarly little on its mind?
HBO's "The Night Of" begins with an after-school special come to life: A college kid trying to get to a party sneaks out in his dad's cab and ends up, just hours later, in jail charged with murder. A…
The title may refer to a particularly finicky tonsorial procedure, but "Waves" is also fitting description for the mood and pace of Polish writer-director Grzegorz Zariczny's small, beautifully…
Much satisfaction is demanded in Henrik Ruben Genz's fast-and-loose period romp "Satisfaction 1720," and while the Rolling Stones' rock standard never pops up on the film's heavily anachronistic…
This intimate Civil War drama about individual and national transformation heralds the arrival of an arresting new filmmaking voice.
For those of us who are dog lovers, along with all the joys are the stringent conversations one has about where, exactly, your dog came from. Was it a rescue? Did you get it from a breeder — and, if…
With his seventh feature, versatile Hungarian helmer Szabolcs Hajdu ("Mirage," "Bibliotheque Pascal," "White Palms") orchestrates a fresh and funny chamber piece about midlife marital crises that…
A lithe and lean one-man show, "Collector" is a crackling little high-wire act only sent tumbling to earth by its very final one-twist-too-many.
It's become a highly reliable cliché to open a thriller with a bank robbery in which the robbers wear really creepy masks — a gambit that kicked into high gear 25 years ago with “Point Break.” But…
"Is he or isn't he?" is the question driving the frost-bitten assumed-identity thriller "The Next Skin" — though even if answered, the matter of exactly who "he" is would continue to hang in the…
A slow-simmering, Western-style action drama of blood feud, misfired machismo, and spiritual quest spread across Tibet's rolling steppes and scorching deserts.