"A Place Called Chiapas" is an exemplary documentary that vividly and lucidly explores a modern Mexican standoff. It deserves niche theatrical release and is a must for tube programming and further…
A straightforward, fact-filled account of the disease that terrified American parents from World War I until it was brought under control in the 1950s, "A Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in…
Devoid of overt politics or explicit ideology, "Pick a Card" (aka "Afula Express") is a new kind of Israeli film: A fresh dramatic comedy about ordinary people who simply refuse to be defeated by…
A trashy melodramatic thriller about an evil mom preying upon her vulnerable pregnant daughter-in-law, "Hush" is gussied up by its classy distaff cast members, but remains trashy all the same.
Wavering between cinema and sociology, genuine drama and schmaltzy soap, the international co-production "Elles" tackles the issue of aging among fortysomething women.
Trying to escape from a botched con game, an angry ex-boyfriend and partner and an even angrier loan shark, a woman named Barbara (Rebecca DeMornay) heads for a rural Mississippi town and a sure…
Pitched somewhere between the poise of Patrice Leconte and playful observation of Eric Rohmer, "Love Tangles" is a delight. Schematic, sexy, beautifully played and scripted with pointillist economy…
Having already conquered the Acropolis in Greece, India's Taj Mahal, and China's Forbidden City on previous excursions, Greek-born New Age guru Yanni Chryssomallis now sets his wide sights on his…
Achamber yarn of lost innocence during the Cultural Revolution that packs a surprising punch under its naive, almost abstract telling, "Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl" is a confident behind-the-camera…