Convicted drug smuggler Christopher Kirk's shaggy dog tale of naivete and hopeless love slowly unravels, showing off his true calling as a complete fabulist in this exasperating yet beguiling docu.
Rio Film Festival
Rather than explore the relationship between sexual minorities and their environment, "Favela Gay" largely ignores such issues, conducting generic interviews, one person per favela.
The New World's two most lasting musical genres are connected via their African roots in this ebullient, if repetitious and slightly unfocused celebration, with serious grace notes.
"Dior and I" follows Raf Simons as he launches his first haute couture collection for Christian Dior, proving that the art of design, like all art, is more about vision than price-tag.
"Sunday Ball" ennobles its subjects without losing any of the excitement of the game: a painterly sense of composition is paired with Renato Vallone's first-rate editing, accompanied by delightfully…
"Iraqi Odyssey" charts the vicissitudes of Iraq's troubled history via one clan's personal take on the last century, and while the 3D feels superfluous, the docu offers a multi-dimensional look at a…
Few helmers today make comedies as consistently entertaining as Argentina's Daniel Burman, and "The Mystery of Happiness" is no exception.
Gregorio Graziosi, director of "Obra," which won the best Latin American Film award from the FIPRESCI Intl. Federation of Film Critics at last month’s Rio Fest, has teamed with Marco Dutra ("Hard…
Ricardo Targino, a Brazilian multi-prized shorts helmer, world premiered his freshman feature, "Lyrics (Almost Samba),” an upbeat tale about life in the Brazilian interior, at last year’s Rio…
Auds endlessly drawn to big-tent stories perhaps won't mind narrative weaknesses, but the themes here, including the leitmotif of an isolated populace and the enfeebling hothouse atmosphere of an…
RIO DE JANEIRO — Stephen Daldry's Rio-set, young-adult thriller "Trash" — a groundbreaking movie in concept, financing and distribution — world premiered Tuesday night at the swish Cinepolis Lagoon…