"Contract Lover" is a pleasant, star-led romantic comedy with an old-fashioned feel.
Versatile helmer Park Kwang-su goes the kiddie route with "Meet Mr. Daddy," a predictably soppy meller involving a dying orphan and the good-for-nothing father she insists on meeting.
Alex LeMay's "Desert Bayou" offers an intriguing take on the post-Katrina diaspora of New Orleanians by focusing on the evacuation of 600 black survivors to Salt Lake City.
The positive power of the world's most popular sport shines through in "Zanzibar Soccer Queens," an illuminating group portrait of African women determined to play the game in a predominantly Muslim…
Old-fashioned in the best sense and dotted with surreal humor, Japanese costume comedy "Three for the Road" is a pleasant throwback to the "Road" movies that starred Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy…
Taiwan's entry for the foreign-language film Oscar -- after "Lust, Caution" was rejected -- is a strikingly lensed portrait of the island that's "experimental" in the best sense, blurring the line…
Poetic images and divine love are sometimes confusingly refracted in Iranian-Japanese co-production "Hafez." Other than investment coin and the casting of Kumiko Aso ("Pulse," "Casshern") as a…
Tonally confused and self-important, "No Smoking" is a tedious mind-screw from helmer-scripter Anurag Kashyap (whose "Black Friday" was considerably more coherent and hard-hitting) that tries to be…
"Uses North American methods" is the message on the door of the Buenos Aires private detectives' office in "La senal," and the same motto could apply to the film itself.
The burden of having a famous sibling seems fraught with comedic possibilities, but whatever potential existed has been squandered and then some in "Fred Claus," dumping coal into everyone's holiday…
You might think dachshunds travel fastest when you throw 'em. Turns out, however, the little buggers can run like hell -- and because of this, there are human beings obsessed with owning, training…