An Algerian immigrant faces a steep learning curve when he's hired as a substitute teacher in Montreal in "Monsieur Lazhar," the most polished and mainstream effort yet from Quebec scribe-helmer…
In his biodoc "Paul Goodman Changed My Life," helmer Jonathan Lee interviews a slew of artists and literati for whom Goodman stood as a seminal figure, while showcasing his famously intransigent…
With "Darwin," Swiss director Nick Brandestini affectionately documents roughly a third of the town's dwindling population -- at 35, their number is two fewer than when he began in 2009.
A follow-up to his award-winning "The Fortress," "Special Flight" finds docu helmer Fernand Melgar again exploring issues surrounding undocumented immigrants in Switzerland.
A lottery win allows a clan of unemployed, not particularly refined French yokels to move from the litter-strewn sticks to uber-chic Monaco in Gallic laffer "The Tuche Family."
Profoundly moving, politically provocative and apt to provoke moral outrage in anyone short of Vladimir Putin, "A Bitter Taste of Freedom" is acclaimed documentarian Maria Goldovskaya's portrait of…
Three sisters take different approaches to moving forward following their grandmother's death in "Back to Stay," a self-conscious, ultimately slight debut from Milagros Mumenthaler.
An homage wrapped in a spoof wrapped in a cliche, goofy low-budget punk-vs.-punk opus "The FP" strains as the Trost brothers try to wring a feature out of their like-titled short film.
Part rigorously formal and part multisensory experimental, Luca Guadagnino's "Italian Unconscious" examines Fascist Italy's disastrous colonial expedition in Ethiopia and the ramifications of…
A mother's mild stroke brings out the control freak lurking inside many an Everyman frightened by the vulnerability of loved ones in Adrian Sitaru's sophomore feature, "Best Intentions."
If there's a person behind the persona of Jimmy McMillan, the flamboyant fringe pol who ran for governor of New York on the "rent is too damn high" ticket, docu "Damn!" utterly fails to find him