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The decision to cast -- and keep the camera pointed at -- magnetic leading man Vincent
Cassel is the most novel aspect of the otherwise staid French biopic Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti.
It’s a Lust for Life-like period...
You'll probably enjoy the French zombie film The Night Eats the World if post-apocalyptic sci-fi
like 28 Days Later and The Omega Man are your moviegoing answer to comfort food. Like
those earlier films, this paranoid...
Canadian filmmaker Denis Coté holds up a shallow mirror to the world of bodybuilding in the underwhelming experimental documentary A Skin So Soft, a dialogue-light portrait of six professional Canadian weightlifters who perform a...
Fans open to no-budget sci-fi should check out Hover, a surprisingly effective techno-thriller that predicts a future where terminally ill farmers look to Transitions -- a company that performs assisted suicides for the physically infirm...
The makers of the aimlessly provocative French sociopolitical docu-essay Spiral encourage viewers to wallow in the unexamined prejudices and petty resentments that have led several thousand French Jews to respond to recent anti-Semitic...
The tonally berserk Western-comedy hybrid Damsel often suggests a Wes Anderson-directed acid Western, only without Anderson's knack for sad-sack jokes about macho pride or the acid Western's typically spiritual consideration of white guys'...