Ballooning bellies are all the rage at a provincial French high school in "17 Girls," the confident debut of sisters Delphine and Muriel Coulin.
Every bit as unremarkable as its generic title might indicate, "Go for It!" serves up a bland recycling of cliches and archetypes from just about every youth-skewing, dance-centric pic to hit the…
A gruff, working-class retiree relearns what makes life precious in the small but heartrending "Volcano," the feature debut of Icelandic helmer Runar Runarsson.
Next-gen Mexican director and AFI grad Gerardo Naranjo delivers with "Miss Bala," a "Scarface"-scary depiction of south-of-the-border crime run amok.
English helmer Michael Radford ("Il Postino") returns to almost-divine music and his nonfiction roots with "Michel Petrucciani," which chronicles the short but intense life of the late, great French…
Joseph Cedar's "Footnote" sets out to reveal the navel-gazing elements behind the pursuit of arcane knowledge while laying bare the storms it creates when ego and father-son rivalry play their parts.
Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk bares his tortured, inebriated soul in "Arirang," and it's not a pretty sight.
Meticulously crafted, the engrossing docu "Kurosawa's Way" from Catherine Cadou makes Akira Kurosawa and his sublime oeuvre come alive through the words of 11 international filmmakers who offer…
An appetizing portrait of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, the oldest chef to win three Michelin stars (for his 10-seater, sushi-only Tokyo restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro), pic is as clean and simple as one of its…
Made as a solo shoot on a shoestring budget by Aussie helmer Ivan Sen ("Yellow Fella") with non-pro actors, the meandering tale provides a quiet indictment of the miserable legacy white Australia…