A well-intentioned but thuddingly obvious addition to the "Stand and Deliver" subgenre of high-school inspirational dramas.
TEL AVIV — Emad Burnat, the Palestinian co-director of Oscar-nommed doc “5 Broken Cameras,” detained by immigration officials at Los Angeles Intl. Airport on Tuesday evening, has issued a statement…
This angst-ridden drama treats loaded subject matter -- homosexuality, priests who break their vows -- in a way that feels far past its sell-by date in the West.
Mix "The Breakfast Club" with "Ten Little Indians," then sprinkle with suggestions of supernatural influence, and you have "Bad Kids Go to Hell," a slickly produced and brazenly clever piece of work…
A follow-up to his award-winning "The Fortress," "Special Flight" finds docu helmer Fernand Melgar again exploring issues surrounding undocumented immigrants in Switzerland.
A relentlessly manic high-school horror-comedy that will leave most viewers winded after the first reel.
A prolonged stay in a Belgian immigration detention center causes more than a few chinks in the armor of a strong-willed Russian femme in "Illegal."
An 18-year-old about to be released from a juvenile detention center is pushed over the limit.
It would be hard to imagine a theme richer in drama than the real-life detention, trial and execution of 13 young women by Franco's nationalist forces, which makes it all the more disappointing that…
Theatrical prospects are iffy, but "On the Outs" could leave an impression in fest and noncommercial venues. Gritty docu-style drama skillfully entwines stories of three young women drifting in and…
A scrupulously faithful adaptation of the successful young adult novel by Louis Sachar, "Holes" will no doubt speak clearly to its intended early teen audience. The book about a group of wayward boys…
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