One might charitably describe "The Happening" as a transitional work for M. Night Shyamalan. In an attempted rebound from the critical and commercial calamity of "Lady in the Water," the…
It seemed like a natural: Redo "Get Smart," the landmark '60s TV spy spoof, with Steve Carell. Who better to update Maxwell Smart -- the idiot-savantish secret agent originated by Don Adams -- than…
A trio of Japanese teenagers get their shot at Olympic glory in "Dive!!," an earnest, overlong sports meller that nonetheless earns high marks for its sharp lensing of young divers in action, as well…
Still inadequately renowned for having literally supplied the pictures, gritty and pretty, of the 1970s New Hollywood, lensers Vilmos Zsigmond and the late Laszlo Kovacs are warmly illuminated.
As Steven Soderbergh recently learned, convincingly putting across the character of the Good (Nazi) German onscreen is a fairly hopeless task, and "The Poet" only puts a punctuation mark on the point.
Comedy-fantasy "Tears for Sale" unfolds in a remote mountain village without men, where two sisters under a powerful curse must find a virile male or die.
Using the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a backdrop doesn't come close to capturing the surreal mix of cartoonish comedy, "Give peace a chance" platitudes, puzzling cameos and big-penis jokes that…
A single mom drags her young son on an ill-advised trek to the hippie-strewn valleys of 1980s Patagonia, a world made vividly, uncomfortably present in Pablo Aguero's atmospheric feature debut.
Detente in the Korean peninsula is set back 50 years by "Crossing," a richly lensed but politically black-and-white heart-tugger about refugees from the Nasty North en route to the Sympathetic South.
Miscast and miscalculated, "Miss Conception" hopes to collect on Hollywood's recent baby-on-board craze, delivering instead the least credible take on human pregnancy since Arnold Schwarzenegger gave…
A precision-crafted, "After Hours"-like black comedy in which a double-parked car causes an average Taipei guy all kinds of grief.