With international high finance the modern era’s Wild West, it’s not surprising Costa-Gavras — a stalwart of the politically minded thriller (“Z,” “Missing”) — would try to mine banking malfeasance for cinematic suspense.
Using as a starting point a missing two weeks from the annals of 17th century Joseon dynasty ruler Gwanghae's record, the Korean historical saga "Masquerade" inserts a fanciful but entertaining bit of court intrigue.
A coming-of-age story featuring Vera Farmiga as a narcissistic New Age mom, David Duchovny as her pot-smoking Jesus-bearded goat herder/poolman and Ty Burrell as the divorced dad with the new wife, would appear to have all sorts of behavioral flavors to chew on.
Winds, rain and straying yak are only some of the hardships in the remote and harshly beautiful Sichuan province grasslands where Tibetan nomads toil for their livelihood, but as Lynn True and Nelson Walker's humanely observed documentary "Summer Pasture" hints, it's the pull of modernity th…
Peter Ho-Sun Chan's "Dragon" begins as many Chinese martial arts films do, with bucolic village scenes that give way to a destructive, stunt-laden fight. In this case, the conflict is between interloping thugs threatening a shopkeeper, and a paper mill craftsman named Jin-xi (Donnie Yen) who…
Issues of criminality, responsibility and victimhood get a
muscular workout in Lucas Belvaux's taut French thriller "Rapt,"
based on a true story of the 1978 kidnapping of a rich
If you meet the fiendishly deadpan "Rubber" halfway, its assured
mix of cinephile artiness and grindhouse spoof will offer some
If you ever thought the peekaboo ominousness of "Blow-Up" or
"The Conversation" could be the template for a relationship
fidelity drama, "Monogamy" is your movie.