In Steven Meyer's overfamiliar and underwhelming docu "Buried Prayers," a group of concentration-camp survivors return to the site of their traumatic memories, the Maidanek death camp in…
Uneven helming and a dull male lead undermine the brilliant premise of Japanese romantic comedy "Looking for a True Fiancee," the story of an amnesiac man who can't recall to which of his girlfriends…
A strong candidate for weirdest movie of the year, "The Warped Forest" is a sometimes hilarious, sometimes dumb, frequently grotesque but never dull excursion into a surreal parallel world where tiny…
A dreamlike meld of fiction and documentary framed around spiritual beliefs and folklore from the Philippines' Palawan province, "Busong" is enriching as ethnography and frequently frustrating as…
Mainland China's first AIDS-related pic, "Love for Life" is an anemic mess, notwithstanding stars Zhang Ziyi and Aaron Kwok (neither inspired) and rising helmer Gu Changwei.
The latest in a blitz of 2011 releases from mumblecore auteur Joe Swanberg, "The Zone" contains little to entice neophytes into his fold.
"Hotel Lux" wants to be a lot of things: a side-splitting comedy about Stalin (with Hitler on the side), a grandiose Hollywood-style production from the big studio era, an Indiana Jones-like romp…
A large, colorful Neapolitan family in the early 1970s experience the decade's radical social changes in microcosm in Ivan Cotroneo's uneven helming debut, "Kryptonite!"
Recalling the once-imposing San Francisco attraction that offered myriad entertainment options from the fin de secle until its demise in the 1960s, "Sutro's: The Palace at Lands End" plays like an…
Kim Ki-duk must have had fun writing "Poongsan," an action-romancer about a South Korean guy whose ability to smuggle people and objects out of North Korea gets him tangled up with the secret service.
In the lyrical opening shot of "Li and the Poet," lit candles drift over a dark expanse of water, as voiceover explains the Chinese tradition of floating lanterns on rivers to protect the soul of…