Kriv Stenders tries his hand at a Martin McDonagh-esque violent black comedy but misses the mark by quite a wide margin.
Arthur Marks’ 1973 exploitation flick, released by Glass Doll Films, succeeds as an enjoyable mix of sex, violence and then-topical subject matter.
Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut is a totally misguided, hollow, poorly constructed, derivative mess with virtually zero redeeming features alongside its questionable politics.
The 2014 French adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is disappointing, plagued by a weak handling of Seydoux’s character and an unconvincing visual style
THE HOMESMAN is a thoughtful and moving Western from actor and director Tommy Lee Jones.
Oren Peli’s long shelved follow-up to Paranormal Activity is a fun and proficient, if gimmicky, rendition of a hokey premise and a ridiculous extraterrestrial-focused plot.
Despite a charming lead performance from Melissa Bergland, Canadian indie RELATIVE HAPPINESS ranges from stultifying and predictable to hilariously inept.
Out on Blu-ray this month is Kristian Levring’s THE SALVATION, a Western that succeeds as a Mads Mikkelsen vehicle and satisfying exercise in the genre.
Ana Lily Amirpour’s striking debut is an understated, black-and-white feminist marvel that makes up for what it lacks in action and plot in uniqueness and style.
CAMP X RAY detailing a friendship between a guard and detainee at Guantanamo Bay is lifted from its clunky script by an exceptional Kristen Stewart performance.