An overnight search for a body yields a quietly poignant autopsy on the human condition in Nuri Bilge Ceylan's somber, rigorous new feature.
Paolo Sorrentino's first English-lingo production is a road trip of stunning scope yet deep intimacy, featuring an aged rock star-turned-Nazi hunter played by Sean Penn at his transformative best.
Lightweight, structurally somewhat baggy pic in the "Stand by Me" mold should appeal to the actor-director's Francophone fanbase but won't leave gigantic B.O. footprints offshore.
Pedro Almodovar has spent a career finding the pleasure in perversity, a talent that works both for and against "The Skin I Live In."
English actress and icon Charlotte Rampling is given a documentary once-over in tune with her nonconformist personality.
French politics in general and the ascent to power of current President Nicolas Sarkozy in particular are presented as a tragicomic circus act in "The Conquest."
Literature, sexual profligacy and pink paint make for strange bedfellows in the dark, wantonly risque Japanese crimer "Guilty of Romance."
A dramatic true-life account plays out in dryly empathetic, patiently observed fashion in "Porfirio."