Riri Riza's pleasant, attractive heart-string puller about a working-class school.
Berlin Film Festival
Model-turned-actor/director Rie Rasmussen attempts to extend her skill set with her feature debut.
"Terra Madre" plays like an hourlong high school educational video.
Its eponymous protag may sprout wings, but "Ricky" never really takes flight.
A traumatized cop hunts down a child kidnapper to exorcise his own demons.
Israeli helmer Yoav Shamir's personal, irreverent "Defamation" is an ace slice of provocative, timely docu-making.
French thesp Isabelle Adjani returns to the bigscreen after five years with drama "Skirt Day."
"The International" is a mostly ho-hum globe-hopping thriller.
Film serves up enough goofy pranks and fractured wordplay to keep the series purring along.
Anyone who says they don't make love stories like they used to should see "The Young Victoria."
Religion, family and sexual mores are satirically skewered in overlong "Love Exposure."