In "The Northerners" and "The Dress," Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam proved himself an original observer of bizarre human behavior, unafraid to touch nerves with his scabrous sense of humor. His…
In America, so a song lyric goes in "Rent," "you are whatyou own," and of its London premiere at the Shaftesbury Theater, one thing is clear: Its four transplanted Americans own the show. That's in…
A glossy, sexy, twisty comic thriller, "Goodbye Lover" may be the first film about which you can say that it's enjoyable as long as Don Johnson is in it.
Also with: Mireille Metellus, Pascale Bussieres, Denise Bombardier.
Gallic novelist Vincent Ravalec makes a striking debut with his first directing effort, "Melody for a Hustler," an offbeat but captivating meditation on the evils of the market-driven modern world.
A gay young boxer from the North finds love and disillusionment in trendy London in "Like It Is," a respectable lowbudgeter from first-time director Paul Oremland that mostly steers a refreshing…
Intentionally recalling Scandi pictures of the '50s in look and feel, "A Summer by the River" is a charming coming-of-ager that's been a B.O. hit on home turf in Finland and could generate some…
An alternately clumsy and compelling look at an unemployed working-class mother and her two daughters, "Leave a Little Love" suffers from didactic patches but has moments of offbeat and convincing…
Veteran Italian actress Stefania Sandrelli has some hammy fun in "We'll Really Hurt You" as a spotlight-seeking former screen star reduced to pulling stunts for the paparazzi. But aside from the…
Fifteen years after "In the White City," vet Swiss director Alain Tanner returns to Portugal with an adaptation of Italo writer Antonio Tabucchi's "Requiem."
Dumas fils . . . .Ryan Artzberger