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…
Most movies about young teens get it wrong. Adolescence is a war zone where levels of cruelty are boundless and where most people are physically and psychologically ill-prepared to cope with the…
Never one to deal in the commonplace, Lars von Trier cooks up perhaps his most eccentric offering yet, exploring notions of normalcy, constraining behavioral codes and conditioned emotional responses…
A kind and decent 18-year-old boy explores his still-fluid sexuality in "Open Bodies," a slight but well-limned slice of life.
A classically proportioned tragedy about the aftermath of Cambodia's two decades of war, "One Evening After the War" follows helmer Rithy Panh's "The Rice People" in bringing handsome French…
Stunningly shot, but emotionally contrived to the point of exasperation, "Memory & Desire" is a beautiful, empty artifact.
It's 6 p.m., and in six hours -- give or take a couple of seconds -- the world will come to an end. That's the gist of "Last Night."
Gorgeously mounted, but butt-numbingly slow for all but hardened admirers of Hou Hsiao-hsien, the costume drama "Flowers of Shanghai" reps a subtle change of course for the Taiwanese helmer after a…
A rarefied, emotionally distant art film, "Claire Dolan" is a rigorously controlled, occasionally arresting study of a New York prostitute's systematic attempt to take control of her life.
There's a strange, almost '80s feel to "The Sea Change," a romantic British comedy that tries to be slick and witty but ends up looking out of tune with the times and trying too hard for effect.