"Cherry Blossoms: Hanami" follows a grieving widower's journey to Japan and a new understanding of both his late wife and himself.
Cannes Film Festival
A teenager struggles to come to terms with his best friends' suicides in this morose but impressive drama.
"Summer Book" breathes a quiet assurance that's very impressive for a first feature.
Triple threat of tight scripting, impassioned playing and fluid helming sells 'Chiko' as a forceful Turkish-German 'Scarface.'
A lazy exercise in cute minimalist humor, low-budget but visually glossy Mexican film "Lake Tahoe" is so dry and slight that it threatens to drift right off the screen.
A beautifully atmospheric vessel that will seem infinitely deep to some and chafingly dry to others.
A multifaceted drama straddling the Palestinian-Israeli chasm that's marbled with irony, generosity, anger and pure crowd-pleasing optimism.
Math and murder combine to time-honored effect in "The Oxford Murders," a polished but verbose whodunit that's surprisingly buttoned-down given helmer Alex de la Inglesia's rep for comicbook…
"Donkey Punch" is half lurid and half just murky.
Hollywood is skewered, but with a degree of benevolent indulgence, in "What Just Happened?"
Despite its shortcomings as a plausible, compelling story, "The Merry Gentleman," exhibits genuine promise behind the camera.