The awkward interstice between college and grown-up, settled-down life gets a lightweight but agreeable treatment in "Dish Dogs," a heartfelt buddy comedy distinguished by its crisp handling and…
Emotionally dense, often moving but finally flawed by a lack of focus, "My Name Is Joe" is more boilerplate-British Ken Loach than the fully realized excursion to new territory promised by its…
At first glance, Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" may appear ripe for spoofing: It features memorable characters, indelibly loopy dialogue and several unforgettable scenes. In reality, however, the…
The tradition of screwball comedy -- flavored with cusp-of-the-millennium angst -- is alive and well in "French Exit," a sprightly tale of two L.A. screenwriters who get off on the wrong foot enough…
"Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train" is a cinematically vivid and emotionally draining ensembler that makes the average Woody Allen film seem like a picnic for the well-adjusted.
Writer Paul Auster's first solo directorial effort, the quiet, moody and ponderous "Lulu on the Bridge," centers on a mysterious romantic affair -- a kind of American amour fou -- between a…
Director Victor Gaviria transports the Hans Christian Andersen tale "The Little Match Girl" to the bruising streets of Colombia in "The Rose Seller."
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.