Newcomer Tiffany Haddish steals a comedy that gives four black women the chance to indulge in the kind of raunchy, R-rated antics typically reserved for the boys.
“This is not what people want to see in a film,” asserts Julita to her son, Gustavo Salmerón, who is filming her for what must be the umpteenth time over the course of 14 years. She waggles her…
Perhaps the most pernicious myth peddled about war is that it is cathartic. It may result in the redrawing of national borders or even the establishment of self-determining nations organized roughly…
'Lucy' director Luc Besson returns to the realm of sci-fi, serving up an expansive, expensive adventure whose creativity outweighs its more uneven elements.
An authentic, anthropologically fascinating if dramatically unsteady debut set in an isolated community in rural, mountainous Georgia.
Set in rural Azerbaijan, it revolves around the return of a prodigal son with ulterior motives, whose reappearance in the bosom of his family after a 12-year absence significantly changes their way…
"Fire" can be an oddly inappropriate verb for the act of terminating a person's employment: It implies a decision committed in heated fury, whereas frosty impersonality is so often closer to the mark.
An epic poem makes for echoingly sparse cinema — however vast the historical milieu — in "Little Crusader," a tight-lipped study in Medieval minimalism from talented Czech formalist Václav…
There’s no more fascinating image in cinema than the human face. But we’ve come a long way since French theorist Roland Barthes waxed lyrical about Garbo’s “mask-like” visage. We’ve gazed into a lot…
The blue Aegean sparkles under blazingly sunny skies. The view from a promontory is of rocky cliffs rising from a curving, fertile, beach-fringed bay, and of a series of crags jutting up out of the…
An amusing, at times rousing tribute to a guy called the Ed Wood of Afghanistan, a man more suited to being in front of the camera than behind it.