Unattractively shot, structurally unsound and featuring a script that careens all over the place, "Anna" is an overstuffed drama bound to sink without a trace.
Venice Film Festival
With faith-based filmmaking confidently on the rise in the U.S., a counter-movement of similarly independent agnostic cinema seems a debate-stoking inevitability.
Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s stop-motion animation pic “Anomalisa” scooped the Venice Film Festival’s Jury Grand Prize. Pic is about a man struggling with his inability to connect with other…
A Tsai is just a sigh in "Afternoon," a dallying, mildly disarming filmed tete-a-tete between Tsai Ming-liang and his beloved leading man Lee Kang-sheng.
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A sensory feeling of persecution pervades "Frenzy," plunges the viewer into a disturbing state of uncertainty as two brothers are sucked into a vortex of state-sponsored distrust.
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Atom Egoyan's ongoing search for his own best form makes no real breakthrough in "Remember," a state-hopping Nazi-hunt mystery that puts a creditably sincere spin on material that is silly at best.
Two Mexican mini-luchadores die with their masks on in "Bleak Streak," a slow, lunatic swirl into the hopes, kinks and day-to-day hustle of a handful of Mexico City characters so colorful, the pic's…
Very much about female experiences and rites-of-passage in a society whose foundations are shifting, pic surrounds Wawa's daring actions with enriching observations by her mother and grandmother…