"The God of Carnage" is in the expert hands of director Matthew Warchus and a blistering cast. Together they turn the sociological satire into a guiltily pleasurable knife-edge balance between…
Cambodian-born helmer's "Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers" can be viewed as a docu-to-drama transitional step. Again returning to his native land, Panh focuses on prostitutes living in one dilapidated…
An inspirational-minded glimpse at a steady-working senior who launched her career at a point when most performers would think about retiring.
Longtime film critic and first-time filmmaker Godfrey Cheshire revisits his ancestors' plantation in North Carolina to record its wholesale transport.
In this latest DV-shot exercise in gay teen angst, the naked 19-year-old hero proclaims, "Cinema is dead," before sullenly parading his disaffection throughout Tel Aviv. Like many post-"Tarnation"…
Independent Filipino filmmaker John Torres proceeds from his impressive "Todo Todo Teros" to the less cohesive but often emotional "Years When I Was a Child Outside," in which he ponders what it…
This low-rent road movie similarly rides on principles of audience identification, largely minus competent helming, thesping or scripting.
Latest effort by documakers David Redmon and Ashley Sabin ("Kamp Katrina") is an intimate portrait of a young Mexican couple's efforts to earn enough money in a large city to fulfill their dreams of…
Slickly produced and infectiously chipper, "Some Assembly Required" is a light and lively feel-good documentary that slyly sugarcoats its message.
Emily Hubley's "The Toe Tactic" is a deeply personal fable that's bound to confound (or annoy) anyone outside the filmmaker's circle of intimates.
Rambunctious and relentless, Khavn's aptly titled "Squatterpunk" applies pure adrenaline rush to a day in the life of a Manila shanty town.