Egypt's Oscar submission feature dangles something fun, only to deliver something sober, neither angle well-realized enough to make a satisfying whole.
Glenn Close is a tremendous actress. That shouldn't be news to anyone who's been even halfway following her career, but if there were still any doubt, her performance in Björn Runge's "The Wife"…
A year after his English-language debut "Louder than Bombs," Norwegian director Joachim Trier returns to the language and the setting, if not the genre, of his breakout film, "Oslo, August 31st,"…
The zombie apocalypse subgenre has proven sufficiently durable and extensive to encompass everything from traditional horror to romantic comedy, sociopolitical metaphor to knockabout farce. But it's…
There are plenty of good documentaries, but very few good dramas about surfing--a short list on which "Breath" instantly earns a prominent spot.
Amid ongoing concerns about companies closing factories and outsourcing jobs to maximize profits, “Catch the Wind” offers an unlikely scenario: What if an employee simply followed her job overseas…
Molly McGlynn's somewhat autobiographically inspired debut feature successfully blends drama and humor in a way that skirts pat dramedy.
In 2015, the Venice Days Fedeora award went to “Underground Fragrance” the debut film from Chinese director Pengfei, a regular collaborator of Tsai Ming-Liang and co-writer of Tsai’s “Stray Dogs.” In…
Torpid even at its most ludicrous, "Wetlands" isn't bad in a fun way. It has aspirations—which act like weed killer on any pleasure its more lurid aspects might generate.
Is fast food good for you? The answer is obvious, to the point that the question sounds insane, and one reason it's obvious is that Morgan Spurlock's “Super Size Me,” back in 2004, colored in the…
This second feature for director Kyle Rideout and co-scenarist Josh Epstein is a disarming spin on the misfit conceit of many a high school comedy