Adolescence is often portrayed as a matter of life and death, but that's pretty much the case in helmer Ian FitzGibbon's coming-of-age-with-cancer romance "Death of a Superhero."
Given how quickly movie characters tend to fall into bed with one another, it's especially rewarding to see writer-director Sarah Polley wring maximum tension, humor and emotional complexity from a…
Starring an incandescent Freida Pinto, this inspired "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" update acknowledges but doesn't exactly embrace the Bollywood tradition.
A young filmmaker and cinephile rents his body out as a human punching bag for yakuza thugs to repay a debt in "Cut," Iranian expat helmer Amir Naderi's overweeningly pretentious Nippon-set drama.
The same winning balance of seriousness and humor that made "Persepolis" such a hit works equally well in "Chicken With Plums."