"Heavy Metal in Baghdad" imposes the milieu's "whoa, dude" attitude on the day-to-day challenges of life as a rocker in that war-torn city.
"Shadow Company" is a lesson in how to get audiences who know little and care even less about the Iraq War to sit up and pay attention.
The visually well-mounted but narrative muddled "December Boys," featuring Daniel Radcliffe, is an occasionally touching but rarely convincing coming-of-ager.
There's more genuine humor to be gleaned from saying "Woodcock" over and over again than from watching "Mr. Woodcock," a wan comic effort barely elevated a few notches by Billy Bob Thornton's…
This rough-hewn comedy is droll enough to entice world cinema fans, established von Trier-ites, budding film students and more.
Alan Ball goes one for two in his feature helming debut, hitting a double with his provocative script but fouling out with his directing.
"Brick Lane," follows the travails, conflicting emotions and quiet liberation of a Muslim woman in London.
"Rush Hour" has problems in the scripting department and seems uncertain on how to present believable.characters.
"Silent Resident" is meant to be cutting-edge creepy but plays as dull-witted pastiche.
Viewers may ask why Youssef Chahine, the grand man of Egyptian art cinema, chose to make "Chaos" in a style akin to the populist films his fans usually rail against.
Tolerance and open-mindedness trump prejudice and religious fundamentalism when a Muslim mother and daughter start working for a wheelchair-bound Jewish widow in French helmer Philippe Faucon's "Two…