The title shot of “Inversion” is an image of a metropolitan landscape so thick with smog that the skyscrapers seem to be melting right into the chalky-white air. It looks like the establishing shot…
A film that skilfully makes us feel precisely what we expect to feel from moment to moment, up to and including the long-forestalled waterworks.
After recreating the 2001 Dos Palmas kidnapping incident by Islamic separatists in “Captive” (2012), Filipo auteur Brillante Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa” is an equally political hostage drama in which…
There are only two reasons why anyone would live as far north as the aptly named Apex, a tiny town in the Canadian province of Nunavut, which is accessible only by plane and so cut off from the rest…
A subtle film that's both character study and a meditation on the residue of time and place.
Orson Welles said that "the classy gangster is a Hollywood invention," but "Chouf" isn't a Hollywood production and its gangsters are decidedly not classy.
Two men and a woman careen about through various skits, creating a mildly anarchic effect that feels like comedy interstitials in a late-night TV show.
Cambodian-born filmmaker Rithy Panh once again holds up a mirror to his life under the Khmer Rouge in "Exile," a free-flowing essay film in which he reflects on his experiences between 1975 and 1979…
Roberto Duran remains the greatest lightweight boxer in history, and one of the most celebrated fighters, period. But unlike such legends of the ring as Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, or Mike…
Time plays in an endless loop in "Kaili Blues," forcing one to constantly revisit, and reassess, the past.
Stranger than fiction, this prankishly entertaining documentary is well-suited for people who think they don't like documentaries.