Neatly balancing absurdism and bittersweet reality, this offbeat German angle on alcoholism has a key fantasy aspect that takes some time revealing itself.
The show's not over 'til the flat lady sings in "Florence Foster Jenkins," Stephen Frears' bright, bubbly and suitably ear-bursting biopic of surely the least gifted chanteuse ever to sell out…
After all the other long-deferred sequels that have come and gone this year, "Barbershop: The Next Cut" can't help but feel like a model of form, durability and purpose.
The Chinese crime caper "Chongqing Hot Pot" is a gas for the first 20 minutes but can't keep its tasty elements sizzling the whole way through.
Japanese director Shunji Iwai rudely tears up the phony promise of marriage and bourgeois life in "A Bride for Rip Van Winkle," a cruel yet riveting tale of a young wife's inexorable fall from grace.
Other than patriotically wrapping itself in a flag, "American Grit" is a warmed-over reality concept, not only aping various programs on Discovery, but coming across as a near-remake of "Boot Camp,"…
A dark cloud hangs over "The Last Panthers," literally and figuratively. Though scenes in this ambitious French drama are set all over Europe, the sun rarely comes out, whether the characters are in…
Before playwright Tracy Letts and director Anna D. Shapiro teamed up at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater for the explosive, Tony and Pulitzer-winning family drama "August: Osage County,” they…
Adapted from a Turkish series, "Game of Silence" tiptoes around the events that set the story in motion, setting up an elaborate revenge plot with an overabundance of twists, many of which don't hold…
Toxic partisan rancor over the Supreme Court – and Republicans' current refusal to even consider a nominee – provides a beyond-timely backdrop to "Confirmation," HBO's sober, dutiful account of…
Utterly generic, conceptually cynical and instantly forgettable, the two-word pitch for "Hunters" was pretty clearly "Alien terrorists!," coupled with auspices that include "The Walking Dead"…