Unattractive visuals are just one of the pic's problems, which also include unsympathetic characters and a Swiss idea of grunge that, well, just doesn't feel that edgy.
Berlin Film Festival
Affecting drama "Ways of the Sea" introduces a strong new talent in director-writer Sheron R. Dayoc.
Docu is no more than a filmed black-and-white interview of Garzon discussing his philosophy and career, a no-frills talkfest akin to a dully unmodulated Charlie Rose show.
Pic played like gangbusters to young auds at the Berlinale, where it won the top prize from the children's jury for the Generation section.
"Together" demonstrates how badly China needs a documentary to help address discrimination toward its growing HIV-positive population.
A poignant story just begging to be remade, "The Ways of Wine" is presented in peculiar mock-doc style.
A needlessly complicated but otherwise Hollywood-slick indictment of corruption at every level of Korea's infrastructure.
Spanish arthouse distributor Golem Distribucion inked a flurry of deals at Berlin's European Film Market, led by Lars von Trier's upcoming "Melancholia."
Every film festival experiences an off year now and then. Sometimes there just aren't enough good movies out there, or the pics the programmers responded to simply don't click with the critics. The…
Not every private experience sustains translation into public art, as exemplified by earnest, enervating mood piece "Eighty Letters."
Three Russian-speaking ragamuffins journey across a border into Poland in search of an improved life in affecting but uneven drama "Tomorrow Will Be Better."