Though consistently entertaining as a brief history of the Catskills, Ron Frank and Melvut Akkaya's documentary suffers from an approach by turns scattershot and schmaltzy.
David Linde Executive Producer
With "Ip Man — The Final Fight," the lucrative Chinese franchise about the grandmaster of Wing Chun reaches a plateau. Competently executed by Hong Kong helmer Herman Yau, with the title role…
A brisk, eye-opening documentary about the Nixon White House as seen from the inside, this triumph of editing is composed of homemovies shot by the president's staff, accompanied by later TV…
Gringos in Third World prisons never fare particularly well, and "186 Dollars to Freedom," helmer Camilo Vila's politically conscious thriller about an American surfer framed for drug trafficking, is…
Baltasar Kormakur's latest is a touching, low-key depiction of an incident in which a fishing boat sinks a few miles from shore.
"Venus and Serena" is an engaging, warts-and-all look at the Williams sisters, who have dominated the professional tennis circuit for more than a decade, breaking ground for female and…
Occasionally a director will essay a variation on "La Ronde," Max Ophuls' splendid filmization of the (in)famous Schnitzler play that follows the amorous encounters of an interlocking succession of…
Confidently expanding his inquiry into the essence of American masculinity, Nichols' latest pressure-cooker pastoral conjures a wily figure of endangered Southern chivalry whose name is … you guessed…
Someone should tell the three residents of "Small Apartments" to stop trying to be so funny, since their efforts are pitched at such intensity, it scares away the laughter.
Zhang Yimou's great gift for stories of resilient women serves him well in this uniquely harrowing account of the rape of Nanjing.
The style is characterized by a raw visual kineticism that imparts a jagged quality to the story.