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 compelling, nuanced portrait of a ferociously self-reliant young woman told in flashbacks as a private detective attempts to trace her whereabouts, "For Sale" pays off.
"The Acid House" makes "Trainspotting" look like a mild-mannered youth comedy. The producers of this British pic have said that they wanted the film to be 100% uncut, undiluted Irvine Welsh, and…
Vet British producer Jeremy Thomas makes a creditable directorial debut with "All the Little Animals," a drama about an outcast teen that draws simultaneously on the pastoral and eccentric traditions…
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…
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is a bad trip. Long-gestating adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's hallucinatory 1971 gonzo tome has become an over-elaborate gross-out under Terry Gilliam's direction…
Kwangmo Lee's exquisite first feature is one of those slowly paced, minimalist Asian pics which play well at festivals but which rarely make it into Western arthouse cinemas. Buffs will revel in the…
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…
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…
Also with: Mireille Metellus, Pascale Bussieres, Denise Bombardier.