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…
Notwithstanding moments of visual beauty, Pippo Mezzapesa's debut, "Annalisa," only sporadically makes its narrative come alive.
Enjoyably ridiculous "Manborg" finds Canadian film collective Astron-6 parodying the Reagan era's most disposable VHS sci-fi features, just as their concurrent "Father's Day" mocks its low-end horror…
Winnipeg collective Astron-6's first feature, "Father's Day," is a gleefully tasteless quasi-grindhouse nasty that's funnier than most of the many such parodic cheesefests that have been created…
A sobering series of conversations with reporters and photographers who have found themselves caught in physical and moral war zones, "Under Fire" reckons with its subject in straightforward but…
By repeatedly upending expectations and shifting tones, writer-director Clay Liford keeps his audience keenly fascinated and anxious throughout "Wuss," an impressively crafted drama laced with darkly…
Finally premiering more than four years after principal photography wrapped, "War of the Dead" arrived in time to play Toronto's After Dark fest alongside "Exit Humanity," another movie placing…
The devastating psychological damage experienced by British soldiers who have served in Iraq is presented via straight-to-camera monologues in "The Somnambulists," the sincere but painfully earnest…
A Gallic elite commando is sent to Central Asia to free a blonde, blue-eyed journo from the clutches of the Taliban in "Special Forces," a film that's as elementary and generic as its title suggests.
If ever an example were needed of why freshman helmers shouldn't also be producers, scripters, lensers and editors, it's "Amy George."
A father and son tussle over whether to sell the family's mastiff in "Old Dog," a spare but stealthily powerful tale set in contempo Tibet from local up-and-comer Pema Tseden.