When comedian Spoken Reasons (real name John Baker Jr.) found he wasn't landing any standup gigs, he took matters into his own hands, launching a YouTube channel.
Meticulously acted, gorgeously shot and hilariously insightful about the strange, inarticulable ways people can get on one another's nerves, this psychological thriller takes its premise to…
With an extended, family-friendly format and a palpable shift toward honoring its own, the fourth annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival ended Saturday with less glitz than previous years, but no shortage…
There's something indescribably creepy about watching teenage girls at father-daughter purity balls pledge to marry men just like Daddy, which is why Mirjam von Arx's scrupulously respectful stance…
Chilean Pablo Larrain's ''No,'' the first investment by Jeff Skoll's Participant Media in a foreign-language film, swept the top Art Cinema Award at Cannes' 44th Directors' Fortnight.
A beautifully made, deeply emotional drama that catches auds up in its troubled protags' lives, all the way to a staggering finale.
Meta-cinema doesn't get more self-referential or recyclable than Merzak Allouache's over-stretched film-within-a-film "Normal." The helmer ("Harragas") shot footage two years ago, which he then…
The desperation of young Algerians risking life and limb to leave their country is the theme of vet helmer Merzak Allouache's unsatisfying "Harragas."
Writer-helmer Merzak Allouache follows his local comic hit "Chouchou" with the sweetly inconsequential "Bab el Web," a melancholy comedy set in a disadvantaged district of Algiers that nearly makes…
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