But if the writer-director's physical canvas has gotten bigger here, his imagination is otherwise in somewhat reduced form. "
In “The Long Excuse,” Masahiro Motoki — star of the Oscar-winning “Departures” — makes a startling comeback as a novelist who discovers his coldheartedness upon his wife’s sudden death…
This respectable if somewhat monotonous drama won't be an easy sell to offshore audiences for whom avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski is hardly a household name.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
In late December 2012, 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh was beaten and gang-raped by six men aboard a moving bus in New Dehli, eventually succumbing from her injuries two days later. The…
Shortly after the Berlin Wall came down, the citizens of Karl Marx City voted overwhelmingly to rechristen their home Chemnitz, the name it had before becoming part of East Germany nearly four…
Bugajski visualizes a 1962 meeting between Julia Prajs Brystygier (Maria Mamona, stellar), the sadistic head of Department V in the Stalinist-era Ministry of Information who was in charge of…
Sensharma's tale of a sensitive university student unravelling while on a week-long vacation with a crowd of cocksure relatives and family friends will resonate most with locals and Indian expats.
Ranging from 1971's "Dusty and Sweets McGee" to Collin Schiffli's more recent "Animals," downbeat dramas about young addicts in love have been sufficiently numerous to constitute an entire subgenre…
With its multiple aspect ratios, on-screen block quotes, and cutaways to news broadcasts and documentary footage — not to mention a musical overture and interlude — the three-hour Quebecois political…
A film that's in love with love, in love with cinema, and concerned that neither is built to last.
The fascination of puzzling out a compulsive fire-setter's motivations keeps "Pyromaniac" absorbing, even if the film itself provides precious few answers.