Though the psychology turns facile, this intense drama about yearning for paternal affection, and the way teens use sex as a way of controlling situations around them, holds interest thanks largely…
San Sebastian Film Festival
A low-budget indie that upends the superhero genre by taking an unassuming guy with special powers and turning the story into a film as self-effacing as its protag.
Alexander Nanau's immersive docu offers a fascinating and disturbing entree into the lives of three kids in a Bucharest slum.
Bille August is in one of his most productive phases but not, alas, one of his more creative ones.
First-time feature director Juris Kursietis shows enormous empathy for his subject in "Modris," a naturalistic portrait in the tradition of "My Dog Killer" and earlier Dardenne brothers pics that…
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain– Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, who delivered the biggest French-language hit ever with the Omar-Sy starrer “Intouchables” ($426 million worldwide) in 2011, fired up this…
A French couple who agree to raise their children in nature, free from laws and the effects of mass culture, find that things get awfully complicated when the mother decides to go back to organized…
Steeped in a brooding transitional world of distrust, perversion, and disillusionment, this stylish thriller from the director of "Unit 7" superbly captures milieu yet ultimately isn't on top of its…
Don't go looking for relatable human behavior in "Magical Girl." There is none to be found, which is both an asset and a weakness of Spanish director Carlos Vermut's soph feature -- an elaborately…
You've heard of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"? Well, "The Greasy Hands Preachers" is pitched at pretty much the same choir.