Pope John Paul II's visit to a small Uruguayan town near the Brazilian border inspires the little dreams of a little man in the borderline condescending "The Pope's Toilet."
Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival's Cinefondation has named six emerging directors who will participate in its Residence program, which provides mentoring on the helmers' first or second feature.
Head of the Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight, Olivier Pere, has been tapped by the Society of French Directors to become artistic director of the Locarno Intl. Film Festival in 2010.
However shrewdly contrived to keep its budget low, "Pontypool," set almost entirely in a basement radio station, is a zombie flick sans bite.
"Who Do You Love" follows the story of Leonard Chess, founder of Chess Records and the man who delivered Chicago blues and Chuck Berry to the world.
Making his feature helming-writing bow with "Lovely, Still," a Christmastime tale of late-life love shown as a diptych, Omaha-based Nik Fackler essentially shoots himself in the foot with the second…
A film about the pressures and consequences of upward mobility and ordinary adolescence. Intense perfs by Rory Culkin and Alec Baldwin are standouts in a movie that brims with vivid supporting turns.
Both Musically and visually sumptuous, "It Might Get Loud" is a three-headed, amped-up, guitar-shredding slamdown powered by a pan-generational trio of rock gods -- Led Zeppelin vet Jimmy Page, U2's…
More than any discernible narrative arc, it's the "ruta de la sal" (salt route) wending through remote Andean habitations that shapes "Pachamama."
Unchecked histrionics overrun vivid ballistics in the Canadian World War I meller "Passchendaele" (pronounced "passiondale.").