More than just a topical issue movie cashing in on recent scandals, "The Medicine Seller" is a taut, stylish drama that addresses shady practices in the pharmaceutical industry.
Rome Film Festival
Michael Rowe's follow-up to "Leap Year" is a sympathetic and appealing portrayal of a little girl's insular world.
Marco Simon Puccioni's third feature is a plodding, overly episodic biopic about a woman prison director trying to find her lover's killers.
Mirko Locatelli's drama about otherness conjures mood without giving much in return, despite Filippo Timi's fine performance.
The Greek gods have relocated to New York in this remarkably feeble helming debut by Marc Turteltaub.
Turkish director Tayfun Pirselimoglu's absorbing but overextended film emphasizes the sullen isolation of modern man.
This nonstop action-comedy about an inept police mole busting Japan's biggest drug ring will be right up the alley of Takashi Miike's many fans.
Kiarash Asadizadeh weaves an uneven tale of infidelity and disastrous relationships in this well-acted but strained family drama.
Solid, intermittently engrossing yet rarely vital, Alberto Fasulo's first fiction feature does perhaps too good a job of capturing the boredom of a trucker's life.
Andrei Gruzsniczki's handsome black-and-white drama takes an involving look at two academics targeted by the secret service in 1980s Romania.