The images below are from arrivals at AFI Fest 2008 held at Arclight Hollywood on November 6. Marisa Tomei (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images for AFI) Mickey Rourke at the…
Fuck has Tera Patrick, Pat Boone and others debating whether U.S. freedom of speech protections should also be applied to ‘offensive’ language.
Seijun Suzuki’s challenging but noteworthy musical Princess Raccoon mixes various cinematic genres and styles. Zhang Ziyi and Joe Odagiri star.
Brimming with good intentions, the immigration drama To the Other Side is hindered by excessive sentimentality. Good Carmen Maura cameo.
Set in Brazil’s impoverished and semi-arid northeastern hinterlands, the road movie Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures offers more than big-screen ‘exoticism.’
Shonali Bose’s uneven family drama Amu traces the connection between a long-ago adoption and the bloody anti-Sikh Delhi riots of 1984.
Starring a fantastically off-kilter Kristoffer Joner, Pål Sletaune’s thriller Next Door ventures into territory that remained off-limits to Alfred Hitchcock.
AFI FEST showcases Heath Ledger in Casanova: Chaos in Hollywood area. AFI FEST: ‘Casanova’ movie chaos The worst thing I can say about the 2005 edition of the AFI Los…
Darrell Roodt’s Oscar-nominated Zululand-set AIDS drama Yesterday is a must-see partly thanks to a sensational central performance by Leleti Khumalo.
Personal and political realms are inexorably intertwined in the Chilean coming-of-age drama Machuca, set at the time of that country’s 1973 military coup.
Juliet McKoen’s flawed but disturbing 2005 metaphysical thriller Frozen stars Shirley Henderson as a woman obsessively looking for her missing sister.
In the brazenly ‘offensive’ satire The Perfect Crime, a phenomenal Mónica Cervera is a shy shopgirl who becomes an all-controlling, sexually insatiable Medusa.
Gay Republicans and their mind-boggling support for the party that despises them + the horrors of the Rwanda genocide are this year’s disturbing AFI FEST winners.
First-rate athlete Tony Jaa is the one positive element in the juvenile and reactionary martial arts actioner Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior.
Shot during the making of The Passion of the Christ, The Big Question asks Mel Gibson, Jim Caviezel and others their views about god.
Julie Shles’ quietly amusing and generally well-acted Tel Aviv-set fairy tale Joy discovers magic in unexpected places.
(Faux) ‘real-life’ ghost story An American Haunting fails to mine its psychological + spooky possibilities. Rachel Hurd-Wood and Donald Sutherland star.
Shades of Hitchcock and Antonioni in the Rio de Janeiro-set Fernanda Montenegro showcase The Other Side of the Street / O Outro Lado da Rua.
The low-key documentary Calling Hedy Lamarr offers a glimpse into the phone habits of one of the most glamorous Hollywood stars of the studio era.