Lovers of the Arctic Circle

... There is much to admire in Lovers of the Arctic Circle. Its writer/director, Julio Medem has a fresh and original viewpoint and virtually floods the screen with ideas. His film looks not quite like anyone else's, although, please,  ...

Meet the Parents

Capri Pant Zipper fly front with black vinyl stripes waistband and leg opening. Slash pockets with metal studs. Ben Stiller is so comfortable serving up his own discomfort and embarrassment for our amusement,  ...

The Minus Man

The Minus Man, writer-director Hampton Fancher’s low-budget allegory about the double-edged nature of innocence, is so in love with its enigmatic air that there’s no there there. The story – which revolves around what happens when Vann  ...

My Best Fiend

In this intriguing documentary, German director Werner Herzog retraces his steps behind the scenes of several of his well-known films, including Aguirre, the Wrath of God and Fitzcarraldo, to offer a personal portrait of his "dearest enemy" or "best  ...

The Port of Last Resort

... The score for the film (by John Zorn) on a CD called: Film Works VIII: 1997 The story of the flight of Jewish refugees to Shanghai during the years preceding World War II  ...

Proof of Life

It's the rare film that manages to tackle more than one genre and succeed – a "comedy-drama" is usually neither. Proof of Life is an exception – it's equal parts suspense thriller, unrequited love story, case study of what  ...

The Road Home

Director Zhang Yimou started his film career as a cinematographer and that experience shows in the films he has directed, including such visually stunning works as Ju Dou and Raise the Red Lantern. More recently, Not One Less earned  ...