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.
There's no shortage of South Korean high school frightfests, but "Death Bell" has a neat concept that almost goes the distance.
When a celebrated violinist dies suddenly, his grieving widow discovers some secrets he never shared, in this smoothly directed dramatic ensembler from Slovenian writer-director Metod Pevec.
When Beethoven's Ninth Symphony preemed in 1824, a critic wrote that a whole new world had been revealed. Alas, the same can't be said for "Lecture 21," novelist Alessandro Baricco's derivative…