An otherworldly, agreeably menacing tale of amnesia and industrial intrigue in Central Asia, "Shimkent Hotel" is an indie oddity with atmosphere to burn. Simultaneously exotic on the visual plane and…
A stripper is stripped of far more than her clothes in "Body to Body," a baroque suspenser with a diabolical core. Improbable but tasty proceedings draw on undying love and medical science, with an…
An oddball caper comedy in which six bumbling French crooks in Chicago end up with the Mafia, the FBI and a Latino gang on their tails, "Wanted" (aka "Crime Spree") is a deadpan guilty pleasure.
Movie channel CineNova has inked new film licensing deals with MGM and 20th Century Fox. The exclusive agreement with MGM includes Bond pic "Die Another Day," Nicolas Cage starrer "Windtalkers," and…
Two Hungarian animation companies and one Canadian have won a $886,000 grant from the government to produce cartoon programming promoting Hungarian accession to the European Union, which locals…
The familiar Korean template of young lovers separated by misunderstandings but linked by a destiny they only half understand gets a good working out in "The Classic." Aficionados of the country's…
Helmer Hector Babenco's "Carandiru" notched-up the largest opening weekend for a local pic in ten years, selling 468,293 tickets and grossing 3.5 million reais ($1.15 million) from Friday to Monday.
Three likable loafers half-heartedly try to get their lives together in "Emigrants," a Bulgarian comedy of manners that's beautifully crafted at every level before dramatically jumping the tracks in…
Helmer Jan Hrebejk's "Pupendo" is powering the Czech B.O., racking up more than 300,000 admissions since opening three weeks ago. Only the two "Lord of the Rings" movies have bettered those figures.
An involving portrait of a teen peasant who goes on a dangerous journey in search of her father, "Under the Same Sky" makes pregnant use of simple resources capped by a moody, understated lead perf…