Deft, witty and surprisingly assured for a feature debut, Spaniard Maria Ripoll's English-language feel-good romantic comedy "The Man With Rain in His Shoes" makes pleasing, if slightly anodyne…
Big on atmosphere, "Scirocco" is a whimsical Sicilian love story set during Italy's fascist period, but the adaptation of Domenico Campana's novel peters out long before it's done.
The creative team who fashioned the Off Broadway longrunner "Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding" is throwing another party. This time the Fontana family has ferried in from Staten Island for "Aunt Chooch's…
A clever idea doesn't fire on all cylinders in "Martha - Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence," an upbeat romantic comedy about an American gal's entanglements with three Brits in London.
Spanish wit and canny self-publicist Santiago Segura makes his feature debut with the deliriously non-p.c. "Torrente, the Wrong Arm of the Law," a tremendously enjoyable comedy-thriller that comes…
The perceptiveness and honesty former documaker Mimmo Calopresti brought to his 1996 Cannes competitor, "The Second Time," are less apparent in his somewhat artificial sophomore feature, "The Word…
A moody, well-acted first feature, set during the 1918 civil war that followed Finland's declaration of independence from Russia, "The Redemption" is a tense and dour drama with a few unexpected…
The Archeologist Dimitris Katalifos
Marilla Cuthbert Janet Amos
Wada Masahiro Motoki
Depressing everyday realities - most notably alcoholism - in contemporary rural Russia are given largely comic yet uncaricatured treatment in Lidia Bobrova's flavorful second feature (following…