There's droll and then there's "The Investigator," an incident-laden contempo crime story in which a taciturn 37-year-old coroner becomes enmeshed in odd doings.
If Tennessee Williams had written "Where's Poppa?" sans laughs, the resulting meller would resemble the fearlessly turgid, ironically titled "Tranquility," a risible variant on "Mommie Dearest."
A young film director melts down on the eve of her third film's premiere in the will-o'-the-wisp modern dramedy "Off Hollywood."
A beautifully atmospheric vessel that will seem infinitely deep to some and chafingly dry to others.
Tyro scripter-helmer Andrew Jenkins' amateurish, half-hearted romantic comedy-cum-heist film twists itself into unconvincing knots to pull off a guilt-free bank robbery.
After the multicharacter juggling in "Bits and Pieces," Antonello Grimaldi discovers that a stripped-down cast suits him just fine in "Quiet Chaos."
Following his sawdust-and-tinsel caprice "Colossal Sensation!," veteran helmer-performer Robert Koltai returns with another big-hearted rural comedy, "Train Keeps a Rollin'."
A thirtysomething singleton turns to speed dating as an answer to her emotional emptiness in "The Feelings Factory."
An ambitious metaphysical drama that works better on paper than screen.
Striving to understand how fellow members of the fair sex, and mothers to boot, can cold-bloodedly blow up others, Assouline seems surprised to come away with no answers.