Triple threat of tight scripting, impassioned playing and fluid helming sells 'Chiko' as a forceful Turkish-German 'Scarface.'
Cannes Film Festival
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.
The long sidelined subgenre centered on mysterious doings aboard exotic trains is put back on the tracks in "Transsiberian."
A mesmerizing portrait of the director as acclaimed artist and tortured human being.
Sean Penn has been named the jury president for this year's Cannes fest, being held from May 14-25.