Sparked by an upcoming grudge-match between an ex-con and a local boxing champ, racial tensions flare up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in compelling, intelligent drama "Poor Boy's Game."
Berlin Film Festival
An idealistic German teacher's innocent obsession with a bad-seed student has unanticipated ripple effects for his class and his life in fitfully absorbing vid-shot drama "Good Morning, Mister…
Occasional laughs and congenial atmosphere are challenged by a weak script and an overlong running time in innocuous and light comedy "Sumo Hot Pot -- Chanko." Pic reps another round helmer Toshiki…
Docu "Lagerfeld Confidential," about designer Karl Lagerfeld, feels like a film that's been ghost edited by its own subject. Lagerfeld is seen here at work and leisure, and responding with insouciant…
"Goodbye Bafana," vet helmer Bille August's telling of the friendship between one-time political prisoner and South African Prime Minister Nelson Mandela and his prison warden James Gregory, is a…
Money (and maybe a little bit of love) makes the world go around in "Lost in Beijing," an involving, highly accessible portrait of an emotional menage a quatre in the modern-day Chinese capital.
Italian films never get more curious or Byzantine than when they deal with the Catholic religion; proving no exception, Saverio Costanzo's "In Memory of Myself" bursts with powerful originality and…
Arichly textured, thoughtful exploration of the hypocrisies inherent when fundamentalists engage in commercial ventures, "Takva -- A Man's Fear of God" reps a strong new voice in Turkish cinema.
"A Walk Into the Sea," docu about the brief life and mysterious disappearance of editor-filmmaker Danny Williams, is the latest, absorbing contribution to the growing corpus of pics about neglected…
Puppy love perseveres even as a nuclear reactor meltdown devastates rural Germany in hybrid "what if?" drama "The Cloud." Too intense for the age group of its protags, and too teen-centric for a…