"Bolshoi Babylon" proves that Russia's most famous performing-arts institution is like the Kremlin, in that the secrets behind its cut-throat internal politics generally stay secret.
Toronto Film Festival
With his flair for elaborate choreography and sinuous camerawork, it was only a matter of time before that Hong Kong genre mixmaster Johnnie To got around to directing a full-blown musical.
One lucky human will decide which of two anthropomorphic (m)animals — unruly ursine Kumatetsu or his well-behaved, half-boar rival Iozen — gets to rule an exclusive parallel realm in "The Boy and the…
Opening with a bang and ending with a whimper, "French Blood" follows more than 20 years in the life of a neo-Nazi skinhead, from the bloody street fights of his youth to a transformative adulthood.
An exercise in minimalist sci-fi from one of world cinema's most prolific maximalists.
If Telluride and Venice helped set the table for potential best picture entries, the Toronto Film Festival served up a number of standout performances in movies that themselves may or may not…
Neither concert film nor behind-the-scenes doc nor avant-garde objet d'art, "The Reflektor Tapes" attempts to be all three at once.
In this period of greater nuclear tensions between Israel and Iran, who would have guessed that Israel's foreign-language Oscar submission would be mostly in Farsi?
The convincing atmosphere, performances and (natch) soundtrack of vintage Yank R&B obscurities make this an enjoyable throwback to a scene whose influence eventually traveled far.
Competent if pedestrian "Urban Hymn" takes a familiar walk down the path of inspirational youth drama.
Canadian helmer Jamie Dagg's debut thriller is slow to get going and hampered by an inexpressive leading man.