Although writer/director Charles Burnett throws more weighty social and political issues on the table than he can possibly dramatize coherently in less than two hours, "The Glass Shield" emerges as a…
(English and Inuit dialogue)
Musical numbers: "Come Into My Jungle," "Bring in the Morning," "You" ("Tu"), "Not Your Cup of Tea," "Ghetto of My Mind," "Funky Eyes," "Another Cry," "I'm on My Way," "Never Stop Believing," "Never…
Mexican director Maria Novaro, whose lovely "Danzon" was shown in Directors Fortnight at the 1991 Cannes fest, has made another engaging drama that centers on women. Set in the border town of…
All-time top-grossing South African feature "Yankee Zulu" is a coarse comedy that thumbs its nose at subtlety in favor of slapstick excess and infantile vulgarity. This fast-paced fusillade of gags…
This Iranian tale of a brash young delivery boy who wants to be a poet at all costs is based on a hit TV series. Outside the local market, it could appeal to children's film fests.
Generous dollops of sex and colorful Barcelona settings dress up but can't disguise the routine and predictable whodunit plot of Jim McBride's "Uncovered." Shot under the title "The Flemish Board,"…
"Bab El-Oued City" is to date the most lucid depiction on film of the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Algeria and its perils. It's essential viewing for anyone interested in getting insight into…