Cleverly riffing on "Little Red Riding Hood," charming all-ages drama "Who's Afraid of the Wolf" looks at serious family matters from the perspective of a 6-year-old girl. Tightly scripted…
A haunting, poetic portrait of childhood solitude that brings to mind resonant mood pieces such as Lynne Ramsay's "Ratcatcher" and Dorota Kedzierzawska's "The Crows."
Inspired by the 1978 compilation pic "Germany in Autumn," but overall not blazing with the same kind of political conviction, "Germany 09: 13 Short Films About the State of the Nation" hits targets…
A shambling flatfoot uncovers mordantly funny goings-on deep in the countryside in "The Bone Man."
A super-slick crowdpleaser with peachy roles for German comedian Rick Kavanian and young actress Nora Tschirner, hitman comedy-romance "Killing Is My Business, Honey" looks set to do just that at…
Tthe slight, performance-driven drama is a curio sans any of the elegance or social satire of the original (set among the idle rich).
Themes of love and redemption are hamfistedly addressed in Simon Chung's uninspired sophomore plunge, "End of Love." When a young man's guilt leads him into a netherworld of sex and drugs, only an…
Bigtime Bollywood meets small-town India with quietly entertaining, finally moving results in "Billu Barber."
Talented helmer Jan Krueger's long-awaited follow-up to 2004's "En Route" uses a road-movie formula to trace a new couple's mutual exploration, but "Light Gradient" plays like a lesser "Old Joy" for…
An intensely personal story with autobiographical overtones that proves too ambitious for freshman helmer Kit Hung.
Punk is far from dead in "Dorfpunks," Teuton filmmaker Lars Jessen's enjoyable if somewhat uneven bigscreen adaptation of the eponymous youth novel.