Scandinavia showed up in full glory at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival. A Swedish film even won the coveted Best Foreign Film Audience Award.
The film does boast some excellent performances, but by the second half, the script turns utterly preposterous.
A stylish movie about a middle-class couple vacationing in the Alps with their childen, when something goes wrong to rock their relationships to the core.
"The Evolution of Bert" is a labor of love, "Dear White People" is bold and challenging.
Kill the Messenger raises daunting questions about the role of the press in society. This passion play is a piece of our nation's recent and ongoing history.
One of the great things about the theater is that it can dramatize history, and the people who make it and shake it.
The longest-running competitive film festival in America is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month.
The Soviet Union was obsessed with two sports: hockey and chess. For decades, they held the championship in both arenas. Two new films bring back memories of those days.
People in the West rarely get to see films from North Korea, let alone Cuba or Vietnam. Film festivals are often the only source for cinema from the "forbidden" Communist countries.
Director Tamara Erde investigated both the Israeli and Palestinian public school systems, with access to teachers, students and administrators on both sides of the Wall.