"A Letter of Fire" confirms Sri Lankan helmer Asoka Handagama as a truly modern Asian filmmaker. Focusing on an aristocratic family plagued by Oedipal dramas, he boldly mixes Eastern and Western…
In "Far-Off Voices," Basque documaker Juan Miguel Gutierrez explores the role of memory in keeping alive a group of ancient villages in the Pyrenees abandoned in the 1960s. This is pretty…
A potent antiwar diatribe that's also the primary film example of Argentina attempting to exorcise its 1982 Malvinas/Falklands War demons, "Illuminated by Fire" is a watchable if none-too-penetrating…
Oz funding body the Film Finance Corp. will back 19 projects in its new $37 million ($28 million) slate.
Distinctively dyspeptic Icelander humor married to coming-out and misfit-sports-team comedy formulas makes for an upset win by "Eleven Men Out." Near-identical in premise to concurrent German pic…
Amol Palekar's "Paheli" (Puzzle) has been selected as India's entry in the foreign-language Oscar race. Pic, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji, centers around a ghost who falls in love with a…
Nobody is who they seem to be in "Slow Burn," but mainstream auds probably won't get the chance to care. Despite the game genre efforts of a vet cast and a solid tech package, this convoluted urban…
Aptly named "Bangkok Loco" is advertising-trained helmer Pornchak Honggrattanaporn's first feature, a delirious camp comedy that for some may recall Takashi Miike's more frenetic efforts. Local…
Neil Marshall adventure "The Descent" took the top competition prize, the Silver Melies, for Euro feature at Sweden's Fantastic Film Festival on Sunday.
Oscar entry forms in the live-action and animated short film and foreign-language categories are due to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences no later than 5 p.m. Monday.