Justifiable anger at Palestinian disenfranchisement wins out over tight scene construction, but Berlin's Panorama audience prize proves that message can be more important than craft.
Berlin Film Festival
The conspicuously out-and-proud image presented by Madonna's Blond Ambition Tour male dancers underlined a sex-positive, diversity-embracing message many weren't quite ready for at the height of the…
CANNES — Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to French master Andre Techine’s subtle coming-of-age drama “Being 17,” which world premiered in competition at Berlin. Sold by Paris-based Elle…
No one does a livelier job of exposing the interior world of complex personalities than the World of Wonder duo, whose "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures" achieves entertaining profundity without…
Music Box Films has bought the U.S. rights to “Seasons” (“Les Saisons”), the latest documentary from filmmakers Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud. Perrin and Cluzaud were the co-directors of 2001’s…
One of the more authentic films on this highly charged topic that avoids the usual subject/object problems of many docus thanks to an autobiographical p.o.v.
It takes balls to come out as gay or transgender in New York City today, especially for teens of color — which is exactly what the so-called "Kiki" scene sprung up to provide.
A tiresome insistence on pre- and post-lapsarian states of grace will make auds wonder, "how much time do we want to spend with these peoples' neuroses?"
An unevenly realized evocation of the limbo world experienced by a young gay native caught between tribal life and the modernity of Manaus.
Not everything can get away with an exclamation point in the title, but the chipper punctuation of "A Dragon Arrives!" feels appropriately emphatic for a film that doesn't announce itself timidly on…
A young boy in a Kurdish village witnesses the joint traumas of waiting and loss in in this beautifully calibrated drama blending sweetness with melancholy.