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The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears
Film Review: The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears

A film as stylish as it is narratively labyrinthine. More »

Starred Up review
Film Review: Starred Up

Excellent showcase of director, star and writer talent. More »

May in the Summer
Film Review: May in the Summer

Jordanian brides, their sisters, difficult moms and diffident men would seem to have a lot in common with Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, Katherine Heigl and other WASP princesses with their own predictable white-gown blues in countless rom-coms. More »

To be Takei
Film Review: To Be Takei

The kaleidoscopic life of the Enterprise's chauffeur—an Asian and gay showbiz pioneer—is explored in this entertaining but diffuse documentary. More »

K2: Siren of the Himalayas
Film Review: K2: Siren of the Himalayas

Mountaineering documentary follows an expedition to K2 in the Himalayas. More »

The Possession of Michael King
Film Review: The Possession of Michael King

All unhappy families may be unhappy in their own way, but movies about possession/exorcism tend to a numbing sameness. That said, The Possession of Michael King, yet another "found footage" frightener, whips up some creepy moments and features a strong performance by Shane Johnson as the atheist who makes the mistake of daring the Devil to prove he's not just another bogeyman. More »

Film Review: Kink

James Franco and regular collaborator Christina Voros teach you everything you always wanted to know about fetish porn (but were afraid to ask). More »

14 Blades
Film Review: 14 Blades

Uneven martial-arts tale benefits from its flashy retro style. More »

Metro Manila
Film Review: Metro Manila

Less emotion and more action might have better served this near-thriller. More »

Film Review: Salvo

Minimalist Mafioso movie features first-rate filmmaking, but shoots a few blanks in the plot department. More »

Kabbalah Me
Film Review: Kabbalah Me

First-time director fumbles a chance to explain a much-discussed topic. More »

Expedition to the End of the World
Film Review: Expedition to the End of the World

Artful doc provokes thought on a variety of subjects. More »

Winter in the Blood
Film Review: Winter in the Blood

An honorable if only intermittently satisfying attempt to access a journey that takes place almost entirely inside the protagonist's head. More »

Rabindranath Tagore
Film Review: Rabindranath Tagore: The Poet of Eternity

This lovingly intended but technically amateurish doc fails to do justice to its important subject. More »

Love is Strange
Film Review: Love is Strange

Ira Sachs’ sublimely told and beautifully acted contemporary romantic drama about an aging gay Manhattan couple hitting some unexpected choppy waters is the flip side of his dark, raw and daring Keep the Lights On but every bit as engaging. John Lithgow and Alfred Molina add complexity and class to a classy production that should resonate with quality-seeking filmgoers, gay or straight. More »

The Trip to Italy
Film Review: The Trip to Italy

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon work hard to be funny in this ultimate piece of luxuriant fluff requiring a surfeit of viewer indulgence. More »

Dinosaur 13
Film Review: Dinosaur 13

Doc chronicling the sad plight of dedicated paleontologists, academics and scholars as they hunt and preserve a prized dinosaur fossil is no treat for kids enthralled by dinosaurs or Jurassic Park adventures, but another wake-up call about injustices that slip through a porous legal system and sock the powerless. More »

Film Review: Moebius

Crazy is as Kim Ki-duk does in this dialogue-free Korean thriller about castration, incest, rape, sadomasochism and much, much more. While Kim has more on his mind than gross-out exploitation, many male viewers will be hard-put to stick around and find out what that might be. More »

Level Five
Film Review: Level Five

Already a cult film nearly 20 years old, Level Five finally makes its U.S. theatrical debut, and the wait has turned the viewing experience into something even more meditative than director Chris Marker might have intended. More »

Red Hollywood
Film Review: Red Hollywood

Documentary examines the impact Communist filmmakers had on Hollywood through film clips and interviews. More »

Film Review: Jealousy

We've seen it all before, too many times, in Paris, in black-and-white or color: This entry adds nothing to an already overstocked genre. More »

A Will for the Woods
Film Review: A Will for the Woods

Initially single-minded issue documentary about green burial segues into big-hearted and thought-provoking meditation on dying gracefully. More »

Abuse of Weakness
Film Review: Abuse of Weakness

A fictional though almost documentary-like exploration of how a physically incapacitated Catherine Breillat signed away her life savings to a known con man. More »

I Am Happiness on Earth
Film Review: I Am Happiness on Earth

An absurdly pretentious tale of sexuality, with filmmaking that’s defined by its director’s self-conscious cinematographic drooling over unclothed male and female bodies. More »

Film Review: The Admiral

Accompanied by one of those generic, "powerful" Korean music scores, filled with keening, wordless voices, this epic about a big, battling moment in history is impressive if somewhat overscaled. More »

The Word
Film Review: The Word

A basic cheapness, both of intent and execution, pervades this thriller queasily centered around a child's kidnapping and murder. More »

Film Review: Found

A boy discovers his older brother is a serial killer in this low-budget horror film, which feigns interest in psychological drama while increasingly piling on the gore.  More »

Jake Squared
Film Review: Jake Squared

The funny side of navel-gazing narcissism. More »

Film Review: Coldwater

Affecting drama exposes a brutal real-world phenomenon. More »

Mission Blue
Film Review: Mission Blue

A documentary that goes beyond inspirational messaging to offer practical solutions. More »



Giant Screen Conference to feature laser projection demo

A special technical session of the Giant Screen Cinema Association conference will feature the first large-scale projection demo using a 90,000-lumens Christie 6P laser projection system More »

ShowEast names Cinepolis' Acuna 'International Exhibitor of the Year'

Eduardo Acuña, CEO of Cinépolis in Brazil, will be honored with the 2014 ShowEast “International Exhibitor of the Year” Award More »

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