A low-key but effectively unsettling variation on Clint Eastwood's "Changeling," Franco-Belgian psychodrama "For a Son" reps a worthy debut for writer-director Alix de Maistre.
A middle-aged restaurateur finds his life thrown into turmoil by a free-wheeling young woman in "Set Off," an odd-couple character comedy that reps a strong calling card from first-time feature…
A wayward son's standoffish attitude toward his ex-con father leads to a sour harvest in "Father's Acre," a lean, mean debut feature by Magyar writer-director Viktor Oszkar Nagy.
In cinematic enfant terrible Jean-Claude Brisseau's latest outing, "A l'aventure," the explicit eroticism of his recent oeuvre topples over into outright porn -- not because of graphic sex scenes…
Somewhere between "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Zoolander" and "Revenge of the Nerds" lies this freakish tale of France's greatest dork, who'd rather play with "Star Wars" action figures than talk to a…
Though it's a tricky sell beyond festivals and DVD, and doesn't keep all its plates spinning at the same time, Ding Sheng's "The Underdog Knight" is one of the most original movies to come out of…
A Parisian "Sex and the City," but sans humor and with slightly more sex, Michele Rosier's "Ah! The Libido" is an amateurish gabfest about four French gals in search of Monsieur Grand.
Partly a film about films and partly a film about love, Pedro Almodovar's "Broken Embraces" can't quite decide where its allegiances lie. A restless, rangy and frankly enjoyable genre-juggler that…
While the dry martinis flow freely among hosts and guests alike in "Blithe Spirit," those libations do little to loosen up Michael Blakemore's classy but stiff Broadway revival.
In Benoit Jacquot's latest femme-centered walkabout (after "The Disenchanted," "A Single Girl," "A toute de suite"), an intransigent Isabelle Huppert ruthlessly, methodically severs all ties to…
"Carmen & Geoffrey," Linda Atkinson and Nick Doob's journeyman docu about dance legends Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder, proves too slight to encompass the innovative artistry of its…