Insinuatingly serene and lyrical until it succumbs to cliched Noble Sacrifice, "Incidental Journey" promises good things to come from helmer Jofei Chen. Her tale of two women who connect -- albeit…
An engrossing portrait of an uncompromising individual, Brian Tilley's docu "It's My Life" spends a few months in the company of Zackie Achmat, a former anti-Apartheid activist now devoted to a new…
A delightful non-fiction portrait of septegarian Jewish grandmothers who became longtime lovers, "Ruthie & Connie" chronicles the pair's turbulent past and exemplary present. At just under an hour…
At once thematically ambitious and highly personal, filmmaker-cum-seminary student Macky Alston's "Questioning Faith" refines further the first-person docu inquiry style he first presented in 1997's…
A mild-mannered translator looks back at a bittersweet romance in "See Ya Later, Pollux," an entertaining and affecting tragicomedy that sustains an original tone parsed with plenty of offbeat humor.
A peppy, neatly plotted and consistently watchable cross-cultural martial arts romp that borrows as much as it invents, "Samourai" is a hybrid entertainment that provides more youth-o-centric bang…
First feature from successful comic book author and illustrator Didier Tronchet, who has some 30 hardcover comics to his credit, is nothing special on the cinematic front but is peopled with…
More than just a technical novelty, however, B&W featurette based (very loosely) on a traditional Japanese fairy tale reps an utterly charming, even poignant viewing experience likely to win over…
An otherwise talented cast is gored by a clunky script and clumsy filmmaking in "Semana Santa," an English-lingo botch set in contempo Seville during Easter Week.
A bright young boy and his confused mother process a family loss in the finely drawn drama "Leaving by the Way."