Gabriele Muccino is an Italian filmmaker (“The Last Kiss,” “Ecco Fatto”) who had a high-profile moment of going Hollywood. He was handed the plum of directing two Will Smith vehicles in a row, “The…
A highly personal yet universally affecting documentary shot in Syria, encompassing the euphoria of protest to despair in the face of the unthinkable.
There was a moment back in the 1970s, sometime before "Grease" came out, when the image of people bursting into song and dance in the middle of a motion picture wasn't simply corny and antiquated; it…
With Japan’s two most famous fright franchises having squeezed sequels or remakes dry and needing to be spliced together like a human centipede, the result can only be the J-horror to end all…
The word "dark," when applied to filmmaking, has become a rather neutral description, because it can mean so many different things. ("Beasts of No Nation" is dark, and so are Todd Solondz movies, as…
A disturbingly relevant snapshot of contemporary tensions, Bertrand Bonello's "Nocturama" observes in minute detail how a small group plans and executes a series of terror attacks in Paris before…
A visually rich though narratively challenging film that aims to fold Buddhist ideas into an imaginative reflection on the unstable notion of anonymity.
Robots, supercomputers, automatons: The history of sci-fi can be boiled down to a laundry list of humanoid machines whose very existence raises the question, "Yes, but do they have feelings?" The…
Tilda Swinton's primary role in the project notwithstanding, its appeal won't extend far past those already familiar with Berger's "radical humanist" Marxism and copious work on human experience.
Director/co-scenarist Adam Randall's first feature sends Josh Bowman of ABC's "Revenge" scurrying around London on a mission to save his girlfriend from unknown kidnappers.
At a time when right-wing politicians across Europe and America are stoking anti-immigrant sentiment in the general population, even the most classically straightforward study of outsider life can…