Nobuhiko Obayashi's profound if overly involved "Seven Weeks" addresses Japan's wartime responsibility and her present nuclear crisis with poetic whimsy.
In "The Sweet Escape," French comedic filmmaker Bruno Podalydes has mastered the look of a man with his head in the clouds, playing a vacant-stare dreamer grounded by his dead-end desk job who…
Momoko Ando's delightful sophomore feature captures the experience of growing old with as much endearing eccentricity as her subjects
"Everybody's very, very nervous," runs the most memorable lyrical refrain in "London Road," and one imagines the filmmakers found themselves singing it often.
Two troubled men meet in the middle of Haifa's long, steep, stone stairs that run from the top of Mount Carmel down to the port, as one ascends and the other descends.
There is a certain kind of film, rare in the best of times, that exudes a distinct creative concentration, a precisely measured marinade of character and story that suggests an extended gestation…
Sydney's stunning natural beauty, chintzy glamour and illicit substance-fueled urban underbelly are memorably captured by d.p. Simon Harding. Visuals are at once and the same time a tourist…
This nuanced piece doesn't spring any major melodramatic twists or point fingers at specific miscreants. It prefers subtler means to suggest the corruption of past atrocities bleeding into latterday…
As sober as 1976 Eurosploitation classic "Werewolf Woman" was hysterical, this "Let the Right One In"-esque exercise in austere horror echoes that film's slow pace but falls short of its atmospherics…
A British mercenary's rocky road to redemption (and romance) leads him into the very heart of the American Revolution in director Chad Burns' "Beyond the Mask," a mostly stiff, occasionally stirring…
An advertisement for Buddhism in which dramatic transparency, inertia and preachiness operate in complete harmony, “The Fourth Noble Truth” is a slog of mind-and-soul-numbing proportions. Boasting a…