When a celebrated violinist dies suddenly, his grieving widow discovers some secrets he never shared, in smoothly directed dramatic ensembler "Estrellita" from Slovenian writer-director Metod Pevec.
The nicely modulated tone that begins "The Land of Legends," full of black humor and understatement, takes an unfortunate turn toward hysteria halfway through helmer-scripter Rahim Zabihi's debut…
The death of a Palestinian boy becomes a conduit of life for three children in Israel in Leon Geller and Marcus Vetter's remarkably balanced docu "The Heart of Jenin."
Samoan folklore and body-eating skin decor make fuzzy plot partners in "The Tattooist," an otherwise professionally mounted widescreen outing by Kiwi helmer Peter Burger, making his feature debut.
A Malaysian spoof noir-cum-horror pic, "When the Full Moon Rises" is far too local in its humor and references to travel beyond Asiaphile ancillary and fantasy events, even requiring some knowledge…
Ram Gopal Varma's "Sarkar Raj" is a dark, intense but finally underwritten "King Lear" riff whose strongest card is the screen clout of Bollywood's de facto royal family, the Bachchans, in the lead…
Part Nipponese "My Super Ex-Girlfriend," part final seg of Korean helmer Kwak Jae-yong's weird-chick trilogy that began with "My Sassy Girl" and "Windstruck," semi-sci-fi fantasy "Cyborg She" is a…
The hits outnumber the duds in "Eat and Run: 6 Beautiful Grifters," a collection of femme-centered tales corralled by cult writer-director Mamoru Oshii ("Ghost in the Shell," "Avalon"), who helms the…
Writer-helmer Mary Haverstick's attractively packaged tale of domestic crises echoing past losses is undercooked and heavyhanded, delivering just mild emotional impact.
Pretentious film critics come in for justifiable satirizing in "Another Man," multihyphenate Lionel Baier's overstretched conversation piece about an ambitious but dull-witted liar and the…
Watching "Marcello, Marcello" is like eating cotton candy with a mouth full of Sweet'N Low. Denis Rabaglia's film imitates countless saccharine Italo pics set in mythical seaside towns in an ideal…