As a shepherd and his donkey, dog, goats and chickens pursue their peaceful routines, visitors drop by to swap stories of Italy's past and present conflicts.
Bao Nguyen's Tribeca-opening "Live From New York!," despite some judiciously chosen excerpts from great comic bits, turns out to be as much a collection of sound-bites as one might expect from the…
Time, space, color and light are distorted into patterns of dislocation, muffling the synapses that connect sounds and images in this utterly mesmerizing depiction of a teenager's grief.
An overblown James Horner score, narration by Harrison Ford and eye-popping travelogue imagery soar endlessly as roses are shipped around the world with dizzying speeds and badly dressed sightseers…
This magnificent tapestry of sounds and images interweaves multiple leitmotifs that flow through the film like familiar old friends, surging to the forefront only to be reabsorbed and casually…
Although immigrant stories abound in French cinema, Cyprien Vial's impressive debut, "Young Tiger," about an illegal Punjabi teen in France, ranks as something of an anomaly in that it deals with the…
Contemplative understatement subtly subverts potentially melodramatic and socially stereotypic tropes by interiorizing them as part of a sentimental education when a demure lower-class young woman…
Perhaps no fiction films could have so perfectly captured the pathos and absurdity that reality (along with some judicious editing) amply supply in this black comedy of a documentary set in a largely…
"Cloud" trots out a succession of marginal or "in" weirdos and encourages them to spin their alienated angst or fatuous trendy imbecility around the temporarily reunited filmmaker and his ex-lover as…
The road to the Olympics is paved with ping-pong balls for three teen hopefuls in this quick-moving, kinetically edited sports docu.