Justifiable anger at Palestinian disenfranchisement wins out over tight scene construction, but Berlin's Panorama audience prize proves that message can be more important than craft.
A father and son bond through brawling and wear their hearts, as well as bad hair days, on their sleeves.
A portrait of artist Chris Burden that's complex, somewhat mysterious, but ultimately quite winning.
The pitfall of a tantalizing set-up is that it requires a sterling payoff to match — a recipe for disappointment born out by "Rebirth."
The high-energy silliness of this cartoonish conceptual punk band's stage act becomes a contrast to offstage drama as the group's ongoing existence is threatened by personnel departures.
Sports dramas' lack of spontaneous unpredictability has long been their weakest link, especially when compared with real-world athletics.
In "A Hologram for the King," Dave Eggers' seriocomic lament for the American Dream, a sad-sack businessman loses himself amid the shimmering sands and empty skyscrapers of a Saudi Arabian…
As fans continue their push for Idris Elba to fill Daniel Craig's 007-sized shoes, they could point to far worse case studies for his suitability than "Bastille Day."
Political assassination. Self-immolation. Cultural annihilation. Children working as secret police. These are just some of the horrors five young helmers envisage for Hong Kong a decade down the line.
Despite good intentions and generally strong perfs, the pic is laid low by a banal script that takes the easy path at every turn.
Another return to "return of the repressed" ghost-story terrain, "Lavender" unearths few new surprises yet reconfirms the efficacy of its genre's most hallowed conventions.