The notion of a chaotic yet mutually supportive European community is amusingly microcosmed in a student apartment that's shared by a culturally diverse group in Barcelona in "Euro Pudding" -- a…
Liberated from a camera crew and all the paraphernalia of 35mm filmmaking, Iranian pacesetter Abbas Kiarostami makes a revolutionary leap forward technically and narratively in his 12th feature film…
After "Lies" and several other productions, South Korean cinema pushes the sexual envelope again with "Too Young to Die," a kind of "Empire of the Senses," wrinklies style.
"Bella Ciao: Genoa Social Forum, 'Another World Is Possible'" is an explosive blow-by-blow account of what happened outside the Genoa Social Forum last July, where over a thousand organizations…
Quebec actress-warbler Carole Laure turns to direction, considerably assisted by her artistic deviser, co-screenwriter, co-producer and d.p. Pascal Arnold, and the results are decidedly mixed.
A high-tech headscratcher, "Demonlover" starts out as a moody and intriguing corporate thriller but eventually spins off into uncharted realms of cyberhell.
Left on her own to make a living in rural China, a young wife finds professional mourning is a lucrative business in "Cry Woman," a small-scale but accessible production that should slide easily into…
A seductively evocative mood piece set on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, "Respiro (Grazia's Island)" sketches with delicacy and skill the deep bonds of a loving family, the lazy rhythms of life in…
A two-decade chronicle of the growth of drug trade and gang warfare that grip the slums of Rio de Janeiro, "City of God" delivers a bruising, visceral experience of the vicious spiral of violence…
The sophomore jinx strikes in "Laurel Canyon," which is in every way a pale shadow of Lisa Cholodenko's previous feature, "High Art." New film aggravatingly adheres to the same format as the…