Drawing inspiration from a Rome tabloid case of several years back to create a compelling drama of unfulfilled dreams and frustrated desires, "The Embalmer" pulls the audience into a dark…
Always imaginative, often arresting, but sometimes just too clever by half, "Divine Intervention" is a movie of memorable moments rather than a cohesive, involving feature.
Director Abderrahmane Sissako's "Waiting for Happiness" suggests a world of poignant contradictions, between immobility and departure, belonging and rootlessness, tradition and modernity, local…
First feature director Karim Ainouz's vivid 1930s-set biopic recreates a key period in the life of a legendary gay streetfighter, criminal and killer, an uneducated black Brazilian descended from…
Writer-director Jacques Nolot pulls off a perfect blend of the sordid and artistic in "Glowing Eyes," a touching, funny and sexually explicit instruction manual on how to cruise, service and be…
From the extreme Alaskan northwest of his disappointing "Limbo," John Sayles has moved diagonally to the far southeast of "Sunshine State," marking a reasonably confident return to the sprawling…
An Austrian Jew revisits old demons when he returns to Vienna to give evidence at the trial of a Nazi in "Gebirtig," an uneasy mixture of commercial romance and art-movie-with-a-conscience.
Fairy-tale romanticism, eccentric charm and a malevolent current of suppressed anger compete for supremacy of attention in "Punch-Drunk Love."
Everything's not "Okay" in the lives of 37-year-old Nete (Paprika Steen) and her family. Her father is dying, her husband is cheating, her daughter is angry and her brother is feuding with dad.
"Rolli" is a rollicking success story from Finland. A family pic about a conflict between Trolls and Elves in some indeterminate place and time, pic opened last December and out-performed "Harry…