If the global "It Gets Better" campaign has lent a certain familiarity to narratives of gay teenage oppression and self-realization, that's hardly something to be held against "Misfits."
German humor is a distinctly conflicted concept in "Hedi Schneider is Stuck," an improbably wry, compassionate character comedy about that least chucklesome of topics: clinical depression.
An arrestingly broken-backed story structure offers more surprises than the story itself in "Zurich," Dutch helmer Sacha Polak's grim but glisteningly crafted sophomore feature.
JUSTIN CHANG: We don't always agree, Guy (no two critics ever should), but it's safe to say we've been more simpatico than usual over the course of this very long and happily almost-over awards…
A cultivated sense of calm — no more or less than you'd expect from a study of Buddhist practice — permeates "Golden Kingdom," an impressively disciplined, occasionally transporting debut feature…
The rising profile of transgender issues in popular culture could clear an arthouse path for Laura Bispuri's sensitive, deliberate debut feature "Sworn Virgin" — though it's not a film that actively…
"We can only try to believe that there's meaning to this," murmurs Charlotte Gainsbourg midway through "Every Thing Will Be Fine" — voicing viewers' thoughts for the first and only time in Wim…
Makeup and mimicry can only take an actor so far when tasked with playing one of the most enduring stars in the cinematic firmament: More crucial is that he have a certain intangible star quality of…
Ten years after "U-Carmen eKhayelitsha," the Isango Ensemble's vibrant South African spin on Georges Bizet, triumphed at the Berlinale, their return to the classic opera canon is a more muted affair…
Fly away, "Birdman" — there's a new one-shot wonder in town, and unlike that digitally augmented opus, Sebastian Schipper's heart-in-mouth heist thriller "Victoria" isn't performing any high-tech…