Czech drama is a coarse coming-of-ager that goes where most Hollywood teen pics fear to tread.
It's a sad day when a vet helmer like Carlo Lizzani takes a film to Venice as poor as "Hotel Meina."
The moral of Eric Rohmer's latest film is fidelity to a premise, no matter how far-fetched.
Poetic, elliptical pic unfolds in short, sensuous stream-of-consciousness-like scenes.
A tangled network of romantic, sexual and political intrigues is eclipsed by exquisite production values.
Helmer Jalil Lespert's studied yet free-feeling construction keeps interest focused throughout unexpected twists and turns.
Kicks off in high comic gear but then descends precipitously into solipsistic chaos.
Woody Allen's London-set black comedy sends out more mixed signals than an inebriated telegraphist.
"Rails & Ties" reps a capable but modest directorial debut by Alison Eastwood.
Strong, pacily told tale unfolds from the p.o.v. of a would-be exploiter rather than a victim.
As usual, Shinji Aoyama weaves together interesting threads but has difficulty harnessing them to something cohesive.