A fast-moving, engrossing multiple-character drama that brings the AIDS crisis of the 1980s into laser focus, Andre Techine's "The Witnesses" is propelled forward by a sense of urgency. This…
Berlin Film Festival
Five westerners wander round Asia in search of themselves, the "real" Asia and escape from problems back home in "Hotel Very Welcome," an episodic charmer that's as laid back as the protags would…
The moral quandary of Nazi complicity is revisited in this taut drama.
A comedy about two losers whose out-of-itness is clearly meant to be funnier than it is.
Sensitive, delicate and involving, film is a silky-smooth dramedy.
Billed as a silent film, Guy Maddin's "Brand Upon the Brain!" is actually closer to a live theatrical event. Freudian and willfully absurd. Prohibitive cost of staging live performances may keep pic…
Hal Hartley tries to get his mojo back in "Fay Grim." The dexterous literary voice is present in force and the perfs tart, but the purposely overwrought, archly acerbic tone has drifted into…
Film is unlikely to make much of a sound theatrically.
A Dostoevsky-like atmosphere of doom and gloom hangs heavy over a truck driver pushed to commit a terrible crime and then shaken by remorse in Tayfun Pirselimoglu's sober but occasionally intriguing…
An enterprising kid hawks ice creams to raise funds to visit his unknown father in ADD: the// touching and mildly amusing South Korean kiddies pic "Ice Bar." Yarn hits all the right marks in its…
Auds harboring fantasies of driving naked -- alone -- in a Porsche will coddle to "A Friend of Mine," another German film juxtaposing an introverted young man with a brash rule-breaker.