A great title, a novel setting and some surprisingly blunt digs at Castro's Cuban land of non-opportunity aren't enough to save "Juan of the Dead" from being a lowbrow zombie comedy that mostly goes…
"Hotel Swooni" is the upscale Brussels venue where the lives of half a dozen troubled, yearning characters intersect for 24 hours during a summer heat wave in an overly familiar, formulaic drama so…
An art film in the literal sense, German helmer Corinna Belz's intelligently assembled observational docu "Gerhard Richter Painting" offers fascinating insight into the working process of the famed…
Shortly before Marlon Brando's 2004 demise, he met with Tunisian helmer Ridha Behi, purportedly expressing enthusiasm about collaborating on a feature together.
The balance of credible psychological drama and caustic black comedy so evident in recent Scandi cinema is again affirmed by Zaida Bergroth's "The Good Son."
Considerably less interesting than 2009's "Applause," director/co-scenarist Martin P. Zandvliet's sophomore narrative feature, "A Funny Man," charts the life of hugely popular late Danish comedian…
A prominent film website describes the premise of "Carre blanc" thus: "In the future, society's weak are killed and used for meat." This is either one helluva false assumption, or it's symptomatic of…
A serviceable screen record of the (essentially) one-man show Christopher Plummer has been performing since its premiere in 1996, "Barrymore" presents the enjoyable spectacle of one great actor…
A sexy, humorous and wonderfully specific "what to expect when you're expecting" opus told with all the tricks of populist French cinema.
Adolescence is often portrayed as a matter of life and death, but that's pretty much the case in helmer Ian FitzGibbon's coming-of-age-with-cancer romance "Death of a Superhero."
The early sound period in Hollywood, when nervous studios made multi-lingo versions of their pics to ensure continued worldwide markets, is one of the most fascinating and least studied moments in…