Imagine "The Intouchables" with more romance and less chemistry, crossbred with a far tamer version of "Pretty Woman" so lacking in eroticism that its PG-13 rating seems unduly harsh, and you're…
It's created in a striking graphic style that is light years away from commercially popular 'tooning and one not usually sustained over a feature-length film.
A Wallisian rugby prop weighing in at 111 kilos, with a massive battering-ram body and eyes that glower from behind his rugged, tribal-tattooed hide, Toki Pilioko has the sort of physique Hollywood…
There are two kinds of underdog boxing drama: those that end in against-all-odds glory, and those that end, happily or otherwise, in upheld underdog status.
It's silly to say that actors are the characters they play, but it's naïve to say that they totally aren't. That's what has caused such a problem for Mel Gibson. He’s not the first celebrity to be…
You've never seen a rape-revenge fantasy quite like "Elle," not least because the rape, revenge and fantasy components of that subgenre have never been quite so fascinatingly disarranged.
The action is set in an Afghan village that 26-year-old, tyro director-writer Shahrbanoo Sadat, Afghanistan's first-ever distaff feature helmer, was forced to re-create in the dusty mountains of…
“A stew needs time for the flavors to sink in; so do people,” observes the sage matriarch of “After the Storm.” The same could be said for Hirokazu Kore-eda’s filmmaking, which keeps the melancholy…
Those familiar with the ethnographic works of Ben Rivers (who gets a thanks in the closing credits) and the films of Argentine director Lisandro Alonso ("Jauja") will find much to admire in the…
One of the many reasons that Alfred Hitchcock is arguably the greatest filmmaker of all time — the quintessential filmmaker — is that his spirit and technique infuse the work of so many other…
"A Yellow Bird" is fairly convincing and feels authentic, but will not readily appeal to audiences who prefer a balance of light and shade.