An end of the road most of us hope won't look quite so bleak is portrayed in "The Patron Saints," the feature debut of documentarians Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky.
One branch of President Obama's fascinating family tree reveals its own compelling story in Branwen Okpako's "The Education of Auma Obama." Born of the same father but raised by a different mother in…
Xiaolu Guo won Locarno's Golden Leopard for "She, a Chinese" and scored praise for docu "Once Upon a Time Proleterian," but her latest, "UFO In Her Eyes," crashes and burns on first contact.
A sequel of sorts to "The Hour of the Furnaces," Argentinean multihyphenate Fernando E. Solanas' 1970 docu epic about his homeland and neo-colonialism, "Black Gold, Land in Revolt Part 2" is a more…
The first feature filmed entirely in Samoan, "The Orator" is a compelling drama with more to offer than just anthropological interest.
Easily the least of the three hockey-themed features at Toronto this year, "Breakaway" hits every triumph-of-the-underdog sports movie cliche squarely on the head.
Sympathetically acted and directed, Stefano Chiantini's "Islands" is a watchable Italo drama that nonetheless doesn't come up with the distinctive style, plot turns or psychological insight to…
Nacho Vigalondo's "Extraterrestrial" reps another tricky spin of sci-fi conventions toward unconventional ends following his intriguing 2007 thriller, "Timecrimes."
A great title, a novel setting and some surprisingly blunt digs at Castro's Cuban land of non-opportunity aren't enough to save "Juan of the Dead" from being a lowbrow zombie comedy that mostly goes…
"Hotel Swooni" is the upscale Brussels venue where the lives of half a dozen troubled, yearning characters intersect for 24 hours during a summer heat wave in an overly familiar, formulaic drama so…
An art film in the literal sense, German helmer Corinna Belz's intelligently assembled observational docu "Gerhard Richter Painting" offers fascinating insight into the working process of the famed…