In a post-apocalyptic world where humans have lost the ability to sustain short- and long-term memories, survivors have to live in the moment.
A small-time crook has a secret in "Lost in the Sun," but it takes nearly 90 minutes of secondhand outlaw behavior to get it out of him in writer-director Trey Nelson's somnolent road picture.
A cheesy chase film that substitutes shrill, increasingly laughable hysteria for actual thrills.
Shot in striking high-contrast, widescreen B&W, this mysterious narrative is nonetheless all grey zones in terms of moral and logistical meaning.
A comedy about refuting expectations that never deviates from formula, "Friends and Romans" squanders charismatic star Michael Rispoli in a leaden mess that elicits nothing but eye-rolling groans.
A dramatized real-life scandal of 1980s prep school drug-dealing plays like a tepid compilation of fictive cliches in "The Preppie Connection."
For African cinema neophytes, there can surely be no superior introduction to the films of Ousmane Sembene than, well, the films of Ousmane Sembene.
Hectic, unsubtle, borderline cartoonish.
What started as a game culminates in deadly serious terms with a full-scale overthrow of the system itself in this ultra-dark, deliberately paced finale.
Directed with arresting yet subtle flair by Svetla Tsotsorkova, the film combines chamber piece elements with sensitivity to landscape, light, and the ways people observe each other.
Danish helmer Nicole Horanyi certainly found a true character in the charismatic Motley, who mixes savvy and sang-froid, along with an appealingly straightforward way of speaking.