The harsh, dead-end camaraderie among teens and young adults in a racially diverse low-income housing project outside Paris is painted with knowing strokes in "Ain't Scared."
A flamboyant star role for Laura Morante as a ditzy single mother and chanteuse provides almost enough ballast to keep "The Ball" from drifting into thin air.
Pavel Chukhrai's period adaptation of Gogol's 1843 comedy "The Gamblers" reps a rather radical departure from the somber sweep of the helmer's "The Thief" and "A Driver for Vera."
Globalization gets all warm 'n' fuzzy in "1000 Journals," a genial but slight doc-cum-promotion for the worldwide 1000 Journals Project instigated by a San Francisco graphics designer known as…
In its unsettling blend of visual and aural disturbances and eruptions, "Pop Skull" powerfully points toward a new subgenre: acid horror.
A zippy Italo retread of antiquated romantic-comedy terrain, "Any Reason Not to Marry?" semi-refreshes its familiar, sitcomish content via stylish execution.
Pumped to the max visually but saddled with a shopworn story about futuristic man-machines threatening to overrun their human creators, "Appleseed: Ex Machina" should keep anime geeks entertained.
The slowly modernizing face of one of China's most conservative genres, the war movie, is strikingly demonstrated by "Night Raid."
A recently widowed woman gets yanked out of her grief with a little help from her new friends in "And Who Will Take Care of Me?," a subtly conceived humanist comedy-drama that reins in the impulses…
A hapless dramatization of a real-life crime, "Valley of the Heart's Delight" manages to make truth seem less credible than fiction.
Israeli helmer Dan Katzir's docu revolves around 84-year-old veteran actress Zypora Spaisman's efforts to keep an Off Broadway production of the venerable 1916 play "Green Fields" running beyond its…