Turning slowly from gritty to pretty, Riker's drama boasts impressive perfs from Aussie thesp Abbie Cornish and talented non-pro Maritza Santiago Hernandez in the title role.
The pro-Detroit docu "Burn" never once mentions the auto industry, but nonetheless vividly illustrates the city's running-on-empty status.
"Off Label" is a pretentiously poetic docu-mosaic whose choices appear to have been made for pseudo-artistic rather than principled reasons.
This intimate character drama explores gay adoption rights, or rather the lack thereof, in 1970s Los Angeles without ever becoming preachy or pushing for contempo relevance.
The wedding-day waffling of a '30s-era Brit femme yields predictable comedy and melodrama in "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding."
Film acerbically observes a group of bourgeois thirtysomethings who gather for a birthday meal in the countryside.
Helmer Susan Froemke excels at delineating process, a quality that distinguishes "Wagner's Dream."
One could accuse Argentinian director Daniel Burman's latest comedy of being forced and artificial, but the concept of "All In" willfully incorporates these effects.
Women and India are the ostensible subjects of "The World Before Her," but Nisha Pahuja's docu hangs a big, fat question mark over the future of humankind itself.
A delightful surprise at the Tribeca Film Festival, partly because the film so little resembles its description, Stephen Maing's "High Tech, Low Life" ostensibly examines censorship of the Internet…
Overly one-note in its singular p.o.v., the pic nevertheless offers a welcome variation on the conquering frat boy or Ferris Bueller-type adolescent, and could graduate from fest to arthouse play.