A haunting take on a haunted man, Alberto Morais' admirable feature debut "The Waves" follows its aging protag on an uncertain, intriguing journey into both his own and Spain's past.
Staple pulp crime ingredients -- a girl, a gun, a stranger, a crooked cop and a suitcase full of hot cash -- are neatly moved around a dusty outback town in the juicy Aussie thriller "Swerve."
A hard-to-swallow tale of reconciliation beyond the grave that blends Sephardic superstition and strange magical-realist touches.
In the mid-1960s, two young Polish brothers involved in an anti-Semitic crime receive a rude awakening when they learn they are actually Jewish and their mother is moving them to Israel.
A stirring black-empowerment tale that personalizes the civil rights movement through the testimony of domestic servants working in Jackson, Miss., circa 1963.
For a movie about four slackers, "30 Minutes or Less" feels like it's in an awfully big hurry to be over.
Working within a very small canvas, tyro helmer William Wedig and co-scripter/star Manny Perez shape "Forged" as an intense but familiar story of a criminal, released from prison after killing his…
"Fred and Vinnie" gently fictionalizes the "Odd Couple"-style screwball-comic relationship between rail-thin actor-screenwriter Fred Stoller and his vastly overweight pal, the late Vinnie D'Angelo…
The unconvincing fictional storyline hits every meller cliche in the "self-destructive rock star" playbook.
No stranger to Woody Allen comparisons, Dani Levy offers up his own "Stardust Memories" in "Life Is Too Long," a farcical fantasia about (what else?) a Jewish-German filmmaker grappling with midlife…
A curious chance for humans to revel in their own destruction, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" makes for an impressive, if predictably downbeat prequel to a franchise famous for unhappy endings.