A more traditional history-in-the-making approach than Sergei Loznitsa's "Maidan," this well-edited docu is hamstrung by its rose-tinted "the people united will never be defeated" p.o.v.
Majid Majidi, Iran's first foreign-language Oscar nominated helmer (for the 1997 "The Children Of Heaven") delivers his country's most expensive film to date,
In "Lolo," Julie Delpy's sixth and most brazenly commercial effort as a writer-director, the helmer plays an uptight Parisian sophisticate drawn into a long-term love affair with an earnest…
The unsentimental education of an African child soldier is captured with savage beauty and matter-of-fact horror in "Beasts of No Nation," a tough-minded, tough-viewing chronicle of a civil war as…
At a nervily compact 74 minutes, "A Monster With a Thousand Heads" often feels as if it's unfolding in real time — even as necessary narrative logistics dictate otherwise.
Following the 2014 and 2015 avalanche disasters that killed more than 35 people trying to scale the highest mountain on Earth, the timing is either wildly inappropriate or grimly right for "Everest,"…
Toward the end of Matias Bize's "The Memory of Water," an attractive Chilean couple unable to cope with the death of their child take to the woods to talk things over.
Deeply involving and emotionally searing, “The Daughter” reps a confident and profoundly moving bigscreen debut for established theater director Simon Stone. Those familiar with Henrik Ibsen's play…
Yet another faith-based indie that upended the expectations of box office prognosticators by scoring a bountiful opening-weekend gross, "War Room" is by far the most slickly produced and insistently…
The highly subscribed suburban Marriott Theater outside Chicago has been making strides over the last decade in developing original musicals, but it gets a jet-propelled thrust into the potential big…
The energy and innocence in "Todrick" — an MTV series about YouTube sensation Todrick Hall, which feels like a throwback to the old Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland "Let's put on a show" movies — doesn't…