A France-based Italian music professor struggles to come to terms with the long-ago death of his wife, as well as his estranged teen daughter and anti-establishment brother, in the polyphonic…
An extended torture-porn riff that stubbornly refuses to deepen in terms of character or thematic insight, despite impressive stylistic command.
Sweet-natured "Super Hero Party Clown" gently ribs comicbook-derived cinema cliches by reducing them to absolute basics, minus the superheroics.
A straightforward and intimate two-hander that uses sports as a somewhat shopworn but nonetheless effective metaphor for overcoming hardship.
Pic illuminates with unusual clarity the daily, never-more-relevant struggle of what it's like to be poor in the U.S.
A low-key, "realistic" take on vampirism as addiction, complete with protags requiring syringes and tubes to get the crimson they need.
An atypically low-key and unglamorous film from Gallic mainstream writer-director Cedric Klapisch ("Paris").
An 18th-century murder investigation provides frequent laughs in "Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow."