A Danish botanist's naive optimism clashes with the harsh reality of West African colonial life in "Gold Coast," an atmospheric early-19th-century morality tale in which the salt air, humidity and…
From internalized homophobia and self-hatred to code-switching, misogyny and bullying, David Thorpe's "Do I Sound Gay?" brushes up against a lot of tough issues, though its treatment of them is…
As in the best village dramedies from the likes of Milos Forman, Jiri Menzel and more recently Bohdan Slama, helmer-writer Horak here neatly captures the details of small town life through piquant…
Two young siblings vanish into the Australian outback and send their parents' marriage into a torturous tailspin in "Strangerland," a perilously overwrought melodrama that seeks to examine a domestic…
Ben Hickernell's modest but engaging feature is a good bet for fests on the hunt for upbeat, inspirational fare.
Four teens are locked in their high school overnight with a ghost and it's all caught on film.
If Michel Gondry's movies were books, they'd come with hand-stitched covers, fold-out pop-ups and a progression of flipbook-style doodles in the bottom corner of every page. No other working director…
An aching nostalgia for a life that never quite existed courses softly through "Song of Songs," a brief, oblique and rather lovely study of independence asserted and childhood dreams dashed within…
The Marvel Cinematic Universe can be an awfully big, noisy and repetitive place to spend your time and money, but at its best, it can also allow for humor, whimsy and lightness of spirit.
Inspired by one of the world's youngest serial killers, genre-bending Polish thriller "The Red Spider" spins a web that openly challenges pro-forma slasher pics in which corpses accumulate while a…
The pathos that should underlie this world of privilege isn't as vivid as the rather bratty, arch, self-satisfied surface of the protagonists' insular society.