Though it's no longer a hot-button social issue in urban India, the theme of widows remarrying is given universal emotional significance in "Baabul," a multistar vehicle in which performances and…
Though Bong may be politically incorrect slang for all things Bengali, in "The Bong Connection," actor-singer turned director-writer Anjan Dutt brews self-irony into good-humored satire. Small…
A moving drama about loss and possible consolation, set on an island during one summer, "Suddenly" hooks the viewer from start to finish. This assured feature debut by writer-director Johan…
In her chilling follow-up to "A Child's Century of War," Canadian documaker Sherry Saywell movingly recounts the escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the lives of two little girls…
The Kansas City Film Critics Circle have selected "United 93" its top pic for the year and director Paul Greengrass as best helmer.
The 1978 Hindi crimer that proved such a good vehicle for thesp Amitabh Bachchan proves a trickier platform for his modern equivalent, Shah Rukh Khan, in this big-budget remake. Script never builds…
With tentpoles driving overseas moviegoing, Hollywood majors saw 2006 foreign grosses rebound smartly by 9% and set a new record of $8.6 billion.
Shortly after his wife's death, a deeply bereaved retired man fires a gun and is arrested. Presented in the form of a seven-day countdown, told almost entirely via subjective camera through the…
A star vehicle with spacious seating for eight dramatis personae, "Family Hero" centers on wounded souls forced to interact when the owner of a venerable Nice cabaret dies. Confidently over-the-top…
A powerfully written and directed essay in courage, "Shame" tensely relates the story of Mukhtaran Mai, a Pakistani village woman who, in 2002, was publicly gang-raped.