Cross the "Miss Lonelyhearts" section of "Rear Window" with "The Lives of Others" and you have the gist, if not the overall ambiance, of helmer-scribe Larissa Sadilova's genuinely eerie study in…
Evgenia Dobrovolskaya's captivating perf sparks "Actress," veteran Russian helmer Stanislav Govorukhin's sly tale about an actress with an unquenchable, contagious sense of humor.
After the longest, often strangest, race for presidential nominees in history, the campaigns are heating up in the final weeks before voters finally go to the polls -- and showbiz is stepping up its…
The harsh, dead-end camaraderie among teens and young adults in a racially diverse low-income housing project outside Paris is painted with knowing strokes in "Ain't Scared."
A flamboyant star role for Laura Morante as a ditzy single mother and chanteuse provides almost enough ballast to keep "The Ball" from drifting into thin air.
Pavel Chukhrai's period adaptation of Gogol's 1843 comedy "The Gamblers" reps a rather radical departure from the somber sweep of the helmer's "The Thief" and "A Driver for Vera."
Globalization gets all warm 'n' fuzzy in "1000 Journals," a genial but slight doc-cum-promotion for the worldwide 1000 Journals Project instigated by a San Francisco graphics designer known as…
In its unsettling blend of visual and aural disturbances and eruptions, "Pop Skull" powerfully points toward a new subgenre: acid horror.
A zippy Italo retread of antiquated romantic-comedy terrain, "Any Reason Not to Marry?" semi-refreshes its familiar, sitcomish content via stylish execution.
Pumped to the max visually but saddled with a shopworn story about futuristic man-machines threatening to overrun their human creators, "Appleseed: Ex Machina" should keep anime geeks entertained.
As awards season kicks into high gear, studios often find themselves with three kinds of movies: Good films that are tough sells, dicey pics with negative buzz, or little films that need to be…