"Sita Sings the Blues," Nina Paley's delightfully subversive feminist musical version of the "Ramayana," spans continents and millennia in parallel stories of two wives being unfairly dumped, one in…
A bereaved family must reconfigure itself after the death of the father to accommodate the intrusion of a dancehall girl with a broken leg.
Zeroing in on eight of the 24 top high school basketball players invited to the first "Elite" competition at Harlem's legendary Rucker Park in 2006, "Gunnin' for That #1 Spot" offers a snapshot of…
In Mexican tyro helmer Alonso Pineda-Ulloa's "Vanilla Sky"-type psychological thriller, "Love, Pain & Vice-Versa," one woman's dream turns out to be another man's nightmare. Pineda relies heavily on…
"The Zen of Bobby V" is an entertaining film on the colorful Bobby Valentine, a former major leaguer who has made a place for himself in the alien baseball culture of Japan.
"The Memory Thief" is the flip side of Henry Bean's ethno-identity drama "The Believer," whose protagonist was a Jew-turned-neo-Nazi.
WWII traumas live on more than six decades later in "63 Years On," a low-key but determined documentary concerning the "comfort women" supplied by the Japanese government for the sexual pleasure of…
Five servicewomen stare in disbelief at a History Channel special on the fighting in Ramadi; they were in the thick of several clashes depicted on-screen, yet are not visible in the footage -…
Raw-youth drama has long since become a cinematic cliche -- albeit one than can always be rejuiced by a fresh perspective.
Given its social significance, Basque terrorism has been the subject of surprisingly few Spanish films -- a situation the disturbing "Who's Next" aims to rectify.
After 19 years away, veteran helmer Giuliano Montaldo makes an airless return to features with "The Demons of St. Petersburg," an overstaged, fanciful Fyodor Dostoyevsky biopic.