This character-driven, allegorical epic should resonate with niche arthouse audiences in North America.
It's really hard to pull off a production style that says: “Yoo-hoo, I'm being ironic here!” without patronizing or caricaturing its targets of irony. Todd Haynes executed this risky directorial…
Marking a departure from his typical film fare, "Secretariat" helmer Randall Wallace has committed to develop Sony's faith-based family drama "Heaven Is for Real" as a potential directing vehicle.
Juan Mayorga's Holocaust-themed "Way to Heaven" is a bold but failed employment of metatheatrical means to unearth a parcel of historical truth.
The intense, remarkable life of the Chilean singer-songwriter Violeta Parra is explored with sensitivity and exquisite lightness of touch in Andres Wood's "Violeta Went to Heaven."
Elegiac docu "Close to Heaven" proves originality isn't necessary for a good nonfiction feature when the helmer has a great visual sense and a sympathetic subject.
A sprawling but only intermittently successful foray into serious storytelling from pink-film legend Zeze Takahisa.
A romantic dramedy so full of tragic missteps it becomes almost perversely compelling.
Just when her career, marriage and friendships seem lost, an inspired artist is driven to paint a way out, in the power-packed world premiere of Michele Lowe's "Map of Heaven."
A teen fantasy about a romance between a bad boy with a good streak and a good girl with a bad streak, simpleminded, disposable "Three Steps Above Heaven" is too eager to please.