"99 homes" offers a pair of superb performances by Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield, who play characters on opposite ends of the recent market crash and its consequences.
This film plays out with a wonderful list of colorful characters that at first seem that they are right out of a Robert Altman movie, but you soon realize that they would easily fit into a Christopher Guest farce, too.
What started as a simple wish for a five-year-old leukemia survivor and became an international phenomenon is chronicled in director Dana Nachman's heartwarming documentary.
A wonderfully inventive, Spielbergian adventure that doesn't steer the boat in new directions thematically, but has enough eye-catching whimsy you can't help but be entertained.
In documenting the particulars of the character's physical acts, this movie moves the way that a train does: with no diversions.
This spirited thriller about a group of Brazilian teens racing to crack a code -- and a case of police corruption -- may not be realistic, but it has the zest and spirit of movies like "Slumdog Millionaire."
In "Victoria," a young woman in limbo offers herself up to a group of smooth-talking thugs and finds that the romance of a life of crime quickly spirals into an inferno that there's no climbing out of.
Teenage Anna is stifling under the yoke of her conservative Dutch town, in summer heat, with nothing to do, until she meets Lena, a wild motorcycling free-spirit who brings out Anna's natural feelings.
David Gordon Green's "Manglehorn" is fascinating composite of expressionistic filmmaking, magical realism, strong performances and hilarious, but never in-your-face, comedy.
This self-indulgent and self-congratulatory movie is pretty silly stuff, unfortunately none of that translates to funny.