An archetypal tale of love, betrayal and revenge among swordplayers of South Korea’s Goryeo dynasty (918-1392), “Memories of the Sword” is a visually arresting but vacuous, instantly forgettable…
George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" is a visionary action movie of truly uncommon grace, intelligence and detail-oriented craftsmanship. Camille Delamarre's "The Transporter Refueled" is absolutely…
"Retribution" is the kind of aggressive-sounding abstract noun that has served as the title for many a boilerplate thriller over the years, so it's by no means a misleading moniker for Spanish helmer…
Celia Rowlson-Hall has the body of a tomboy, the brain of a feminist and an imagination quite unlike anyone else.
A more traditional history-in-the-making approach than Sergei Loznitsa's "Maidan," this well-edited docu is hamstrung by its rose-tinted "the people united will never be defeated" p.o.v.
Majid Majidi, Iran's first foreign-language Oscar nominated helmer (for the 1997 "The Children Of Heaven") delivers his country's most expensive film to date,
In "Lolo," Julie Delpy's sixth and most brazenly commercial effort as a writer-director, the helmer plays an uptight Parisian sophisticate drawn into a long-term love affair with an earnest…
The unsentimental education of an African child soldier is captured with savage beauty and matter-of-fact horror in "Beasts of No Nation," a tough-minded, tough-viewing chronicle of a civil war as…
At a nervily compact 74 minutes, "A Monster With a Thousand Heads" often feels as if it's unfolding in real time — even as necessary narrative logistics dictate otherwise.
Following the 2014 and 2015 avalanche disasters that killed more than 35 people trying to scale the highest mountain on Earth, the timing is either wildly inappropriate or grimly right for "Everest,"…
Toward the end of Matias Bize's "The Memory of Water," an attractive Chilean couple unable to cope with the death of their child take to the woods to talk things over.