“Mifune: The Last Samurai,” a dutiful and diverting but rather bare-bones documentary portrait, opens with a series of clips and photographs of Toshiro Mifune, the scowling-eyed Japanese actor who…
Noble intentions alone do not a great movie make, as evidenced by "PO," whose heart is in the right place but whose drama is woefully lacking in momentum.
The power of the photographic image and the woeful legacy of colonialism intersect in eerie ways in the stylishly shot supernatural thriller “Interchange.” A police murder procedural that segues into…
A sad, searing and profoundly empathetic study of electoral process in a minute Bulgarian village split by opposing responses to the Syrian refugee crisis.
“Fences,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by August Wilson, was written in 1983 and had its premiere on Broadway in 1987. But the play is set 30 years before that, in a lower-middle-class black…
Though Alberdi's short, audience-friendly film offers plenty of sweetness and light observational humor, the sad anger of its message still burns through.
Pietra Brettkelly evocatively layers damaged archival images, potently interspersing them with footage chronicling the rebirth of Afghan Films.
Nepali helmer Deepak Rauniyar's outstanding second feature is a powerful drama about people and a nation at the crossroads.
It's the dash of pickle in Robert Siegel's script — a streak of sour, cheek-puckering cynicism amid its warmer, blander conventions — that gives "The Founder" its mojo.
Robert Zemeckis has a vastly diverse slate of motion pictures to his credit, but it's not unfair to associate him with a certain technological fixation on stunt-gizmo cinema. In nearly 40 years of…
So comprehensively soundproofed from the western world is the totalitarian dictatorship of North Korea that it's hard to think of any musicians suitable for the honor of playing the country's first…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions