Johns get a little more than the petite mort they ordered from an aging hustler in "Our Paradise," from wildly uneven Gallic actor-turned-director Gael Morel ("Three Dancing Slaves," "Apres lui").
Three story strands compete for attention in the sincere but unpolished human-rights docu "Inshallah, Football," from Indian helmer Ashvin Kumar.
Two highway maintenance men in the barren wilderness of 1980s Iceland find themselves at a figurative crossroads in the small but beguiling character-driven dramedy "Either Way."
Arguably not since "The Vanishing" has a director remade his foreign-language breakout feature to such diminishing returns as with "13," Gela Babluani's Americanized reworking of his "13 Tzameti"…
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…