In "Close Relations," subtitled "The Ukraine crisis, my family and I," prominent documentary director Vitaly Mansky uses the prism of his own extended family to explore contemporary divisions in…
A young couple’s relationship coalesces and fragments repeatedly, for cloudily motivated reasons, over the course of one fraught night in the diffuse and often frustrating third feature from Romanian…
In “Nerve,” a dark-heart-of-the-Internet thriller made with a glib pop-up glow, Vee (Emma Roberts), a high school senior in Staten Island who's the straightest girl in her clique (though she's cool…
Call it a rebirth: Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne in the franchise's tough, "this time it's personal" fifth installment, titled, simply enough, "Jason Bourne." To the extent that the entire…
Based on British author Arthur Ransome's popular children's books of the 1930s and 1940s, "Swallows and Amazons" is, on the face of it, a fairly conservative film.
Festival programmers should check out this highly stylized, convoluted, black-comedy/thriller, which provides a sarcastic reflection on the identity and concerns of contemporary Estonia.
Czech critics selected "Munich" as their best film of 2015. Expect further fest play geared to expat audiences and humor events.
The dissidents who speak out against towering monolithic regimes — who have the courage to play David to the Goliath of totalitarianism — are often instrumental in making those regimes fall. To give…
Conspiracy theorists obsessed with spinning false-flag scenarios may appreciate the stoking of their paranoia during "Beta Test," a weirdly retro and energetically preposterous thriller about a…
The woozy bad-trip-at-the-sex-club atmosphere of the 1970s films paid tribute to here often prized softcore titillation over horror content, not to mention narrative drive.
Moviegoers are apt to feel befuddled by this indie head-scratcher, which operates according to its own dreamy wavelength, disregarding traditional narrative structure or lucidity at every turn.