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.
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…
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…
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 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.
(French, Fon and Yoruba dialogue.)
A neat idea runs out of puff in "Unlucky Monkey," another offbeat yakuza riff by latest Japanese maverick Sabu that stands the genre on its head to ponder the meaning of life and existence. Trimming…
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