Recalling gritty 1970s character studies like "Cutter's Way" and "Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins," Stephane Gehami's debut, "Straight to the Heart," offers plenty of scruffy appeal as it charts a…
Going exactly where it says in the title, "Nowhere Man" squanders a strong first act to emerge as a droopy existential dramedy about a happily married fortysomething who has the chance to assume a…
"Shirin" offers a feast for the bedazzled eye and a crash course in narrative obsession for the benumbed mind.
A tightly constructed "dramatic thriller" in which the tension comes as much from what the characters are thinking as from what they end up doing.
Takeshi Kitano's "Achilles and the Tortoise" finally crosses the finish line of the Nipponese multihyphenate's trilogy on the plight of the performer-artist, aka himself.
A moody city girl takes over her late grandfather's abandoned Argentine ranch in the droll dramedy "The Stranger," from writer-director Fernando Diaz.
After their triumphant dramatic success with "No Country for Old Men," the Coen brothers revert to sophomoric snarky mode in "Burn After Reading."
Perhaps the very first made-for-vid prequel to a spinoff from a sequel to a remake, "The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior" suggests a CW television network version of a swords-and-sorcery saga.
There's little nourishment or piquancy in "The Invention of Curried Sausage," a flavorless adaptation of Uwe Timm's 1993 tome about a lonely Hamburg woman who shelters an AWOL navy man in the waning…
Sophomore helmer Josue Mendez chooses a dual-pronged approach: Whatever stereotypical trait escapes its teenage antiheroes falls squarely in the lap of their father's social-climbing young fiancee.
The second vidpic follow-up to Disney's classic 1989 animated tuner is an unremarkable but inoffensive prequel that should delight easily amused moppets without unduly annoying their parents.