Mistakes over-the-top dysfunctional family cruelty for comedy and drama.
Sundance Film Festival
So slight in the telling that the story practically sublimates onscreen.
A crudely conceived bit of absurdist shockorama that lays on its allegorical messages with head-pounding subtlety.
Pic's made-for-TV feel suggests a life outside the theater.
Awkwardly patches together story strands meant to provide a panoramic view of war and reconciliation.
A solid if not especially cinematic public-interest exhibit on how citizens are losing access to America's civil justice system.
A young Angeleno's brief rebellion against adult responsibility drives "The Lie."
Warmly engaging "Buck" is a portrait of the trainer whose remarkable way with equines provided a model for "The Horse Whisperer."
A beautifully intimate look at terminally ill patients who choose to end their lives painlessly and legally.
Offers some truly transcendent moments alongside a smattering of filler.
A slick but instantly forgettable item with tepid theatrical prospects.