Actor-turned-director Mark Webber combines the worst of two schemes in his debut feature, "Explicit Ills": overweening artistic pretense with a crudely conceived political message.
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"Fate" aspires to the crown of epic Korean gangster sagas like "Friend" and "A Dirty Carnival" but falls short in scripting and doesn't justify its two-hour length.
Shoddy home improvement and blind panic provide the twin turbo engines for the gleefully cruel Irish black comedy "A Film With Me in It."
The reverberating shock felt by the survivors of a senseless massacre in a suburban Los Angeles coffee shop results in paradoxically dull drama in "Winged Creatures." Most directly reminiscent of…
Generic family conflict takes on soapish elements in Kalthoum Bornaz's unsatisfying intergenerational drama "The Other Half of the Sky."
"Hope" must be the world's first U.S.- and India-set drama advocating the use of embryonic stem cells in medical treatment.
"The Baby Doll Night" attempts to explain Egyptian anti-Israeli sentiment along with bitterness over American foreign policy by drawing parallels to everything from 9/11 to the Holocaust.
Film Movement has acquired U.S. rights to the Uruguayan narrative pic "The Pope's Toilet" ("El Bano del Papa"), a fest fave that screened in Cannes in Un Certain Regard.
E.L. Doctorow's short story "Jolene" becomes a long, long movie under the direction of Dan Ireland.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired domestic rights and three international territories for Laurent Cantet's "The Class," the Palme d'Or winner at this year's Cannes fest.