April 25, 2013 A raft of big names gather at the chapel for a by-the-numbers comedy about a couple whose nuptials get sidetracked by shenanigans involving the groom's long-divorced parents.
April 25, 2013 There's some raw, real footage in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise: Love, an admirably bracing story of European sex tourism in the Southern Hemisphere.
April 25, 2013 Two talented Brits play undistinguished Americans in a film of escapin' identity — but Dante Ariola's wan comedy hasn't much of a personality.
April 25, 2013 Mira Nair's powerful, restrained adaptation of the best-selling novel arrives amid intense public debate about the alienation of immigrants in America.
April 24, 2013 A difficult, dense documentary that focuses on complicated matters of guilt and culpability, The Kill Team examines the story of a soldier charged with premeditated murder in Afghanistan.
April 23, 2013 A slow burn of a family drama with plenty of unexpected emotional twists, At Any Price takes indie director Ramin Bahrani to the Hollywood big leagues. Smart social commentary is well served by a star-studded cast and sharp dialogue. (Recommended)
April 23, 2013 A new documentary uses the banner Bordeaux seasons of 2009 and 2010 as a springboard for an analytical profile of the modern wine industry — in which France is both keen to slake China's thirst for good wine and wary of Chinese investment in viniculture.
April 18, 2013 It's an age-old tradition to include friends and neighbors in the stories we tell. But when those stories alter the course of those neighbors' lives, as they do in the French literary thriller In the House, the stakes can get troublingly high. (Recommended)
April 18, 2013 A technothriller for the "Have we been hacked?" set, Disconnect misses few clicks as it spins a modern fable about the perils of our increasingly accessible online lives.
April 18, 2013 There's a trick to filming a documentary about filmmaking, and Unmade in China is what happens when a director gets it right. Bureaucracy, propaganda and ornery American ingenuity get tangled up in an amusingly creative misadventure.
April 18, 2013 Dreaming of a simpler era while throwing a raft of digital effects at the screen, this budget sci-fi adventure can't quite decide what kind of dystopia it wants to explore. Stunning visuals and deliberately robotic performances make for a pretty but confused futurescape.
April 18, 2013 A troubling political art piece wrapped in a high-concept documentary, Herman's House follows the efforts of a provocative artist to build a model of a solitary confinement prisoner's dream home. Neither the home nor the prisoner is properly detailed, but the journey is unsettling.
April 17, 2013 It's been said that to properly understand a magician, you have to get right on stage and watch how the act is done. NPR's Bob Mondello had that chance once with card whiz Ricky Jay — subject of the new film Deceptive Practice — and has a few words about how the showman works.