Tom Costabile's debut feature eventually goes to Hell in the most literal sense, with a prolonged climax too much like a tour through an evangelical Christian group's Halloween "Hell House."
Major allowances would normally be made for any movie made by a 16-year-old, but in the case of polished thriller "Stray Bullets," fairly minor ones will suffice.
Ghosts of prior horror movies haunt the musty halls of a competently crafted meller that never quite finds a distinctive narrative slant or atmosphere of its own.
Chase Crawford and Eliza Dushku are the chief unfortunates trapped in a long-shuttered looney bin that malevolently "comes alive again" in this scare-deprived frightfest.
The very definition of a documentary crowdpleaser, this should prove a sentimental favorite.
A lively and engaging glimpse at a Manila maternity ward where overcrowding and limited technological resources have forced some admirable solutions.
Gigi Gorgeous is a celebrity and positive LGBTQ role model—albeit one very much for the age of selfies, reality TV and "branding," in that she appears to be all shiny surface.
A fictive heterosexual romance between convicts at adjacent male and female institutions, one almost entirely lived long-distance through elaborate sign-language communications.
Geng Jun's Hong Kong-produced latest feature, set in a faceless northeast mainland China burg, is exactly the kind of rarefied exercise that has spelled "festival fare" for decades.
Folks whose favorite emotion goes with the sound "Ewwwwww," as well as some among the habitually-massively-stoned, will constitute the primary and most likely sole fans.
This slick, entertaining portrait won't provide many surprises for those who've followed the subject's high-profile career, but should fascinate the less familiar.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions