The 3D is terrific in "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate," but helmer Tsui Hark's costume actioner -- the first Chinese-lingo movie shown in the stereoscopic Imax format -- is let down by two-dimensional…
"Dirty Old Town" is an affectionate, if scattered and overstuffed, love letter to holdouts from the pre-gentrification era of Manhattan's Lower East Side, when the area was a hotbed for artists and…
Tyro Romanian helmer Gabriel Achim follows the fortunes of a scrawny worker-safety engineer over the course of a fateful day in the '80s-set black comedy "Adalbert's Dream."
A slickly packaged addition to the myriad documentaries made about the recent events in Cairo's Tahrir Square, "1/2 Revolution" offers the privileged perspective of a group of filmmaker/activist…
The first of four feature docus (under the banner title "Tales of West Street") about an old neighborhood on the verge of gentrification in Dujiangyan, Sichuan province, "The Vanishing Spring Light"…
French documaker Jacques Perrin diverts from his fascination with nature ("Microcosmos," "Winged Migration," "Oceans") with "The Empire of Mid-South," a poignant, poetic found-footage feature on…
Thesping powerhouse Vidya Balan goes as far as Bollywood conventions will allow in "The Dirty Picture," which traces the rise and fall of a 1980s Indian film goddess.
When the secret American boyfriend of a Jordanian student turns up at her wealthy family's home during a wedding, their relationship problems prove far larger than "A 7 Hour Difference."
The rebellious son of a Koranic lawyer defies his father's expectations and his community's repressive traditional mores in the sensual, Casablanca-set drama "Love in the Medina," from…
With a heavy heart and even heavier hand, Stephen Daldry addresses the tragedy of 9/11 through the experience of a boy struggling to accept the death of his father.
Though sufficiently well made to suggest a viable career behind the camera for debutante writer-director Angelina Jolie, "In the Land of Blood and Honey" seems to spring less from artistic conviction…