Pic maintains a marvelous tension between a prim comedy of manners and unbridled slapstick.
Dutch black comedy is not quite a slam dunk due to a lack of modulation of escalating events but is nonetheless cleverly engaging throughout.
Crime-thriller elements meant to complement the pic's narrative of rediscovered national identity fall by the wayside, resulting in loose ends.
As a fan-friendly valentine to an enduringly popular group it should nonetheless play well to the faithful.
Artfully slips from nonfiction parameters into a near-narrative mode as it portrays a raw recruit's first months at a Russian army border post.
Quietly involving drama has modest commercial potential, but merits further fest travel and consideration by quality cable/disc programmers.
A a rangy, intimate drama about an array of society's victims living in a trailer park.
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.
An exquisite study of a rapidly expanding cemetery at the center of Mexico's drug wars.