Jackass 3D -- Film Review
For fans of the franchise, the potential was undeniably potent -- have Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O and their fellow Jackasses thrust themselves against a 3D canvas, then stand back and watch what sticks.
Confessions -- Film Review
The cruelty that teens are capable of and the amoral prurience of Japanese society portrayed in Tetsuya Nakashima's "Confessions" will deliver a shock to the system of any audience.
Camellia -- Film Review
Just in time for PIFF's 15th anniversary comes "Camellia," an omnibus of three films all set in Busan by three of Asia's most prominent filmmakers.
Fort McCoy -- Film Review
First-time screenwriter Kate Connor's "Fort McCoy" is as ambitious as it is personal: Together with co-director Michael Worth, Connor retells her grandmother's childhood experiences as the daughter of a barber on the post-World War II military base of the title, which includes a German POW camp.
Pete Smalls Is Dead -- Film Review
Alexandre Rockwell's "Pete Smalls Is Dead" is a sometimes funny, sometimes irritating romp through the bowels of the seedier Hollywood that misses more often than it scores. Mostly, it's kept alive by its cast and sheer audacity.
Ashamed -- Film Review
Three women explore the idea of love and the expectations placed on women in the lesbian romantic drama "Ashamed."
The Red Eagle -- Film Review
Visual wizard and fantastical yarn-spinner Wisit Sasanatieng seems to be flying with clipped wings in directing "The Red Eagle," the anticipated remake-cum-homage to the 1960 Thai superhero action series "Isee Daeng."
Floating Lives -- Film Review
An elegiac, lyrical tale of a nomadic Vietnamese family whose lives are changed when they take in a prostitute, "Floating Lives" is a model of solid, old-fashioned filmmaking.
Love Crime -- Film Review
Alain Corneau's thriller "Love Crime" explores the dangers of mixing business with pleasure.
Jim -- Film Review
Alternating between three distinct time frames in its interweaving of its depictions of its title character's existential despair and a futuristic society populated by human clones, Jeremy Morris-Burke's debut feature takes on far more than it can comfortably handle.
Robot -- Film Review
Rajnikanth is such a badass that Chuck Norris is afraid of him. So goes the Internet lore of a 60-year-old South Indian screen icon so potent that fans build temples to him, women swoon and men just shrug and give up.
Max Schmeling -- Film Review
"Max Schmeling" turns out to be a run-of-the-mill biography without the outrageous quirks, shoddy storytelling and cliche-laden plots that have made the prolific filmmaker a regular at the Razzies.
Rolling Home with a Bull -- Film Review
A peasant-poet, a bull and a widow become travel companions and form a love-hate relationship in "Rolling Home with a Bull" -- a road movie with truckloads of charm that doubles as a Buddhist pilgrimage.
Late Autumn -- Film Review
There's something not right with a film when the interludes are more interesting than the central setpieces.
I Saw the Devil -- Film Review
No one on the planet does revenge thrillers quite like the Koreans.
When Love Comes -- Film Review
Finally wriggling out of his auteurist cocoon that led to the disastrous "Butterfly," Chang Tso-chi has metamorphosed with "When Love Comes" -- a layered and cadenced domestic drama about a polygamous Taiwan family and how its members live with each other's secrets and shortcomings.
Eternity -- Film Review
Three stages of a man's life are explored in "Eternity," an otherwise standard romance that's gifted with graceful photography and a central relationship blessedly lacking in conflict.
Ways of the Sea -- Film Review
"Ways of the Sea" is akin to Michael Winterbottom's "In This World" in form and essence, only on a smaller scale.
Rondo -- Film Review
The Nazi occupation of Europe is a recurring subject in cinema and "Rondo" manages to bring slightly fresh perspective by combining nationalist expansion with religious uncertainty as experienced by a young man.
Hot Summer Days -- Film Review
A surprisingly tone-deaf romantic comedy, "Hot Summer Days" impresses mostly by its lack of genuinely original humor.
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff -- Film Review
Destined to become a perennial for film buffs everywhere, the explicitly titled "Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff" pays well deserved tribute to the legendary cinematographer who also became a respected director in his own right.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest -- Film Review
The bar has been raised to a high level for director David Fincher and producer Scott Rudin, filming their English-language adaptation of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."
My Soul to Take -- Film Review
Understandably not screened for critics, "My Soul to Take" represents a particular disappoint because it represents the first writing-directing effort from Wes Craven since his fiendishly clever "Wes Craven's New Nightmare" in 1994.
All About Love -- Film Review
Hong Kong filmmaker Ann Hui has made half a career out of taking the
city's social politics to task, and she does it again with "All About Love," an almost romantic comedy about four lesbian friends, two
one-night stands that end in pregnancies and the men that find a way
to be fit into their lives.
Toilet -- Film Review
This is probably the only film ever to depict an orgasmic experience between a man and a loo (or a "washlet" to be precise).