In his 2008 docu on American femmes' obsession with beauty, Darryl Roberts wandered around on camera, interviewing a wide range of people about a wide range of issues, loosely but effectively tying…
Seeking to capture the fan/collectors/enthusiast gene, "The Big Year" uses Mark Obmascik's book about obsessed "birders" and transforms it into a genial if slow-moving, almost sleepy comedy.
South Korean auteur Roh Gyeong-tae inches closer to conventional storytelling with "Black Dove," an austere mood piece about the repercussions of a hit-and-run accident.
If movies were subject to sanity tests, "Oka!" would be a crazy old man with a three-day beard and a sock full of kruggerrands under his mattress.
Far less chilling than versions from 1951 and 1982, Universal's latest take on "The Thing" " is memorable mainly for illustrating CGI's gross deficiencies relative to old-fashioned makeup f/x.
A one-night stand evolves into an all-night talkathon in "Nuit #1," a claustrophobically intense drama set almost entirely within a shabby apartment where two strangers disrobe to enjoy an…
A devoted son's virtually single-minded care for his slowly dying father is given similarly disciplined focus in He Yuan's gorgeous "Apuda."
Colorless exposition and a lack of imagination or wit stall "Father of Invention" at the starting gate.
One of China's most inventive rising filmmakers, Li Hongqi ("Winter Vacation"), flexes his filmmaking muscles by rethinking the music doc from the ground up.
A terrifyingly overgrown flea turns out to be harmless and likable in "A Monster in Paris," and so does French animator Bibo Bergeron's funny valentine to retro horror and musical conventions.
This look at an Argentine Jewish family demonstrates that a work of art can be made from the humble materials of home-shot video and various 8mm formats, especially when the eye and ear behind the…