Designed as an insightful look into the lives of six struggling thesis brought together via friendly soccer matches, the pic is little more than a ludicrous performance of testosterone.
Rome Film Festival
A worthy but over-obvious fictionalization of xenophobic riots in Germany in 1992 that will surely hit a nerve given current tensions with "the other in our midst."
Spandau Ballet's most memorable tunes continue to be enjoyable, yet "Soul Boys" is in desperate need of cutting, and presenting Spandau Ballet as the most iconic group of the 1980s is questionable.
The sorrow of displacement weighs heavily upon Tala Hadid's feature debut, telling of a glum Moroccan-Iraqi searching for his missing brother while protecting a little girl from white slavers.
"A society is defined not only by what it creates, but what it refuses to destroy." Those familiar words, from American conservationist John C. Sawhill, open Lorenzo Sportiello's solemnly intentioned…
The eponymous forest may be immaculately snow-draped throughout, but the dramatics turn to slush well before the end of "The Ice Forest," a high-gloss, low-logic noir from Italian soph helmer Claudio…
Oscar-nominated actress Rinko Kikuchi stars as the mother of a 6-year-old British brat allowed four days with him on her ex's family yacht before losing visiting rights forever.
Insidious lobbyists and their manipulative skills are the target of Christoph Hochhaeusler's dense political thriller, "The Lies of the Victors."
It wouldn't be strictly accurate to say that "The Maias: Scenes From Romantic Life" requires viewers to watch paint dry, but there's certainly a lot of it at rest in Joao Botelho's boldly stylized…
British director Stephen Daldry’s "Trash," about a trio of charismatic kids living next to a Rio garbage dump who stumble upon evidence certain to bring down a corrupt politico, took the top nod at…
Auteur portraits of fellow auteurs don't always make for illuminating films: The line between sincere mutual appreciation and smug mutual congratulation can be a fine one. Brazilian director Walter…
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