Timed to feed off the spread of spring break randiness, "Tomcats" is a boner-headed comedy whose sense of gross-out humor is calculated rather than inspired. This strained collection of R-rated riffs…
Plumbing Germany's strange political cross-currents since World War II, "Lost Sons" is a unique look at how movements and history can divide father and son. Swedish documaker Fredrik von…
Shot as a graduation film at Berlin's Film and TV Academy, "Circling" is cut a few notches above the ordinary in its description of the bonding between a young hippie father, jobless and often drunk…
A labor of love that entailed 13 years of work for Dutch writer-director-cinematographer Gert de Graaff, "The Sea That Thinks" is an elaborate existential rumination on the meaning of life and self…
Trying to pick up where "La Strada" left off, "Lost Horizon" is seriously in need of a focused script to tie its handful of grubby social outcasts together. The magician Tulan and his women have some…
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Underlining the recent upturn in local audience acceptance of quality homegrown fare, three national productions that combined critical kudos with commercial success, "The Son's Room," "The Last…
Now that "Gladiator" has fought its way to best pic glory, the multiple Oscar winner will likely guide its chariot to one last theatrical victory lap.
If you've just decided to write off Germany as a potential pic partner, spare a thought for Spain. Spanish film production looks set to receive a $160 million windfall.
A decade of box office hits has finally paid off for Julia Roberts. The world's best-paid female star finally added an Oscar to her impressive resume with a win Sunday for "Erin Brockovich."
Sony Pictures Classics' "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" leaped away with best feature, director (Ang Lee) and supporting actress (Zhang Ziyi) nods at IFP/West's 16th annual Independent Spirit…