A touching cameo turn by Tippi Hedren is the sole benefit of "Free Samples," a pathetically inept comedy-drama about a hungover law-school dropout's humiliating stint in a Los Angeles ice-cream truck.
The intensely disturbing prospect of death by blood-sucking arachnid only faintly comes through in Gabriel Medina's meek and mild "The Vampire Spider."
Filmmaker Celina Murga applies her sensitive, observant perspective on young people's behavior and thoughts to her superb foray into nonfiction, "Normal School."
The film does all it can to maintain an objective perspective on the Texas textbook battle, but always stays one unsteady step away from hysteria.
Inevitably best suited to fans, docu follows two of the last Major League Baseball pitchers who, at the time the pic was shot, continued to throw from their fingertips.
"Future Weather" integrates a green message into an emotional drama about intergenerational female conflict.
"Portrait of Wally" isn't just about stolen art: It's about cultural skulduggery, political sleaze, institutional hypocrisy and the virtues of persistence.
Gentle yet bracing, "Dolphin Boy" is a documentary about recovery and rebirth, set amid the kibitzing porpoises of southern Israel, which brought a traumatized Arab boy back to life after an assault…
Sexual sparks shimmer throughout "The Egoists," a low-key but stirring lovers-on-the-run yarn that reps Nipponese helmer Ryuichi Hiroki's return to the sensual, soul-baring explorations of narcissism…
A highly satisfying Western-cum-noir in the old tradition, "Deadfall" is alive in ways that are all too rare among American movies.
Grinding its gears a bit in an attempt to achieve maximum quirkiness, "The Giant Mechanical Man" will meet most audiences' standards for "charming."