In this era of fairy-tale prequels, sequels and spinoffs, how often do audiences encounter stories of wicked queens, licentious kings and captive princesses in which they don't already know what…
"Our Little Sister" is so meticulously shot and gracefully orchestrated that it can be considered a worthy contempo successor to Kon Ichikawa's masterpiece "The Makioka Sisters."
A star vehicle and then some, "Bessie" casts Queen Latifah as blues singer Bessie Smith, in a big, bold movie that's as vibrant, raw and musical as it is unfocused and messy. Dispensing with the…
It takes the entire juvenile justice system to raise a child in "Standing Tall," French director Emmanuelle Bercot's earnest homage to the unflagging dedication Gallic social workers put into…
Easy to admire texturally, but the script's narrative shapelessness and pretentiously poetical dialogue are hard to take.
Involving docu "T-Rex" charts the path of a teenager from hard-luck Flint, Michigan to becoming the very first Olympics Gold Medalist in women's boxing.
A cut-rate Canadian acquisition, "Between" is an utterly ho-hum addition to Netflix's original lineup, diving into another conspiracy-driven premise and indifferent assortment of young characters…
Despite a distinguished career spanning half a century, the celebrated 82-year-old South African playwright, Athol Fugard, still thinks of himself as an “outsider artist.” That personal note adds…
Sometimes the plainest truths are nestled in the most outlandish absurdities, and so it proves in "Preggoland."
Handsome and accomplished, but also an increasingly dirge-like chronicle of woes as it marches into its third hour, this artistically impressive achievement perhaps demands more patience than it…