"Everest" combines real-life tragedy and derring-do with eye-popping scenery for an effect that's as dramatic as it is fascinating and spectacular. Documenting a climb of world's premier rockpile…
Japanese cinema's first screwball comedy, "Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald" is a total, joyous delight.
The life of one of the century's towering creative figures, U.S. architect Frank Lloyd Wright, receives appropriately grand and probing treatment in this utterly absorbing study.
German helmer Monika Treut's ongoing journey through the outer reaches of feminism and sexuality reaches "Didn't Do It for Love," a portrait of Norwegian-born actress-turned-sex therapist Eva…
"Comedian Harmonists" is a big, enjoyable musical biopic of the kind Hollywood used to produce in the '50s. Conventionally structured but high on production values, this true story of a hugely…
Suffused with melancholy, "The Sound of One Hand Clapping" focuses on a generation of Central European refugees who forged a new life for themselves in an Australia far less tolerant than it is today.
The background to a triple homicide committed on New Year's Eve 1993 in a small Nebraska town is explored in depth in this probing, powerful documentary. "The Brandon Teena Story" is a study of the…
At the promising start of Rob Urbinati's "Hazelwood Jr. High," a squad of bouncing cheerleaders turns away from the audience to show the message spelled out on the girls' backs: "This Is a True…
The wide-eyed approach toward reggae taken by London-based singer Finley Quaye certainly has the potential to broaden the genre's contemporary appeal, but his low-key live execution -- as evidenced…
"A Place Called Chiapas" is an exemplary documentary that vividly and lucidly explores a modern Mexican standoff. It deserves niche theatrical release and is a must for tube programming and further…
Wavering between cinema and sociology, genuine drama and schmaltzy soap, the international co-production "Elles" tackles the issue of aging among fortysomething women.