Take Antonio Banderas as a desert sheikh and Freida Pinto as a harem charmer, add large doses of orientalism and vast stretches of sand, and you get $55 million worth of "Black Gold."
Opposites attract to incendiary effect in "Our Own Oslo" but alas, the fire is literal rather than metaphorical in debuting Icelandic director Reynir Lyngdal's romantic comedy.
Though AIDS may seem old-hat to some, it's good to be reminded that it remains a hot-button topic, and not just among so-called developing nations.
Salim Ahamed's unfailingly sincere if dramatically underpowered debut feature balances measured investigation of the Islamic faith with broader concerns of mortality and community.
Norwegian filmmakers Nini Bull Robsam and Patrik Syversen take the basic premise of Takashi Miike's "Audition" -- the notorious 1999 horror-thriller about a lonely widower who pretends to be casting…
Tepidly received locally by crix and auds alike, the pic will be relegated to cult auds.
Sibling filmmakers Adrian and Ramiro Garcia Bogliano ruthlessly toy with audience sympathies and expectations in "Penumbra," a slickly produced thriller that often makes it very easy to hope that its…
A cleverly economical thriller about two Brit hitmen who have a hell of a time carrying out their latest assignment, the pic should parlay exposure at selected niche fests into limited theatrical and…
A powerful study of a gay man seeking custody of the child he raised with his recently deceased partner, "In the Family" marks a remarkable debut by legit writer-director-actor Patrick Wang.
The aftermath of a Japanese catastrophe gets a measured Western mythologizing in French-Canadian co-production "Memories Corner."
Authentic perfs and an affecting depiction of poverty's impact create an aura of palpable sadness in Kazakh loss-of-innocence drama "Mother's Paradise."