The eccentricity that informed Andrey Paounov's first feature docu, "The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories," runs like a live wire throughout his amusing "The Boy Who Was a King."
An unsuccessful Danish businessman pursues his estranged wife to Argentina in "Superclasico," a willfully hackneyed Danish laffer from helmer Ole Christian Madsen ("Flame and Citron").
Jonathan Demme's "I'm Carolyn Parker" offers a slender but engaging human-interest angle on the slow-moving recovery effort following Hurricane Katrina.
Even at 79 minutes, "I'm Yours" still manages to overstay its welcome. Entirely predictable and instantly forgettable, this formulaic road movie is all the drearier for following two traveling…
Raw emotional content trumps rough filmmaking style in human-rights docu "In My Mother's Arms," from sibling Iraqi helmers Atia Jabarah Al-Daradji and Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji ("Son of Babylon").
A mood piece in a minor key, "September" traces the shift in a marriage caused by a wife's mysterious illness.
Having abandoned directing for 30 years, exasperated by Soviet censorship, vet Russian helmer Andrey Smirnov returns with "Once Upon a Time There Lived a Simple Woman," an ambitious, 156-minute epic…
An absorbing coming-of-age drama set during the waning stage of China's Cultural Revolution, "11 Flowers" takes its place among Wang Xiaoshuai's finest films.
A vivid, surprisingly accomplished version of the cross-cultural romantic comedies that regularly show up at Indian diaspora fests, Sarovar Banka's "A Decent Arrangement" reps a definite cut above…
Returning to the worlds of family and childhood in a far sunnier vein than he did in 2004's lauded "Nobody Knows," eclectic, nearly fail-proof Nipponese helmer Hirokazu Kore-eda has come up with what…
Reminiscent of an overextended "Twilight Zone" episode but still good for a laugh, Italian low-budgeter "The Arrival of Wang" works through an amusing sci-fi premise.