Director John Carney infuses the familiar framework of the “coming of age” story with songs and whimsy and a touch of romance.
Its challenging content and well-crafted visuals more than counterbalance any narrative unevenness.
Relying more on existential and philosophical issues than action or cheesy special effects, "Realife" represents true science fiction.
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-22
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Adult Themes, Sexual Content)
Director: Valerie Muller, Angelin Preljocaj
Cast: Anastasia Shevtsova, Veronika Zhovnytska, Juliette Binoche, Aleksey Guskov, Niels Schneider, Jeremie Belingard, Miglen Mirtchev, Kseniya Kutepova
When "Polina" works, it captivates. When it doesn’t, it’s sufficiently well-made to advance the story.
"Anti Matter" is the existential successor to 2015’s "Ex Machina" - low-budget sci-fi in which ideas trump effects.
An atmospheric period-piece murder mystery, The Limehouse Golem combines elements of Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper.
Eye-opening and humanizing, this is as atypical an animated feature as one is likely to find washing ashore in the United States.
A superior alternative to the big-name, bloated action films hogging the largest screens in most multiplexes.
Although at times overwrought and overtly manipulative, the film as a whole is like a kick to the gut.