"Who's zoomin' who?" asked Aretha Franklin in her 1985 hit of the same name — and while the song doesn't feature amid the film's cooler musical selections, it summarizes the key dramatic question of…
What would you do if the world's most fearsome military presence threatened to invade where you live? How does one even begin to prepare for that kind of assault?
The horror and futility of war are conveyed in terms both stilted and striking in "Cafard," Dutch animator Jan Bultheel's melancholy tribute to the 400-plus Belgian soldiers who fought as part of an…
An ill-fated treasure hunt in subzero temperatures sends only intermittent chills through the audience in "Numb."
Carnivorous rats are mickey mouse compared with the heinous humans in "The Piper," South Korean helmer-scribe Kim Gwang-tae's chilling transposition of "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" to a Korean hamlet…
Marquee letter placers won't be the only ones profoundly unnerved by "The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers," the latest mind-muddling meditation from singular…
"The Girl in the Photographs" is a slasher movie filled with smug and self-absorbed characters who are not nearly as clever as they obviously assume they are. Unfortunately, this unsavory mix of…
Intriguing if ultimately unsatisfying, Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche's "Story of Judas" rewards more as a stripped-down portrait of Biblical times than as an alternative slant on key New Testament elements.
Had Yves Saint Laurent met Jean Paul Gaultier during the Joseon dynasty, the ensuing costume drama might have looked something like "The Royal Tailor."
Watching Sion Sono's unruly telepathic sex comedy "The Virgin Psychics" is a bit like having a dog hump your leg for the better part of two hours; it's filthy and monotonous and fairly interminable…
The plight of children in wartime, often a central concern in the work of Bahman Ghobadi, comes once more to the fore in "A Flag Without a Country," a moving if scattershot documentary portrait of…