Clearly a labor of love, John Turturro's sophomore directorial effort "Illuminata" is an audacious, structurally messy and uneven film about a tightly knit acting troupe at turn-of-the century New…
"What I Did for Love" is a French film set in Los Angeles featuring characters who switch from French to English dialogue with dizzying frequency.
This bold feature from Greek-Australian director Ana Kokkinos (following up on her well-regarded 1994 featurette, "Only the Brave,") hones in on the confused world of its 19-year-old hero, Ari…
Julie Walters gives a corker of a performance as a feisty Belfast housewife-turned-peace activist in "Titanic Town," which is based on Mary Costello's autobiographical novel.
There's a definite talent behind the camera in the gonzo comedy "Fast Food," but first-time writer-director Stewart Sugg needs to shake himself free of genre mimickry if he's to fully develop his…
"Rhapsody in Bloom" is an old-fashioned romantic comedy-drama that stars Penelope Ann Miller as a surrogate mother hiding behind responsibility as an excuse to keep her emotional life and career on…
This wholly delightful and naturalistic children's film is set in the real world where broken homes and fleeting relationships cause all kinds of emotional problems for the small fry.
Dorothy and Toto might not be so enthusiastic about returning to today's Kansas, as depicted with malice a forethought by native son Steve Balderson in the dark comedy "Pep Squad."
Despite the promise of action in its title, "Beastcops" is more a character-driven than pure-action entry in the Hong Kong police pantheon, with an attempt by director Gordon Chan to take the…
Insinuating itself into the viewer's mind the way its nefarious lead characters corrupt and undermine two families in turn-of-the-century Russia, "Of Freaks and Men" is both a dark gem and a…