Foreign Films

‘Embrace of the Serpent’ Embraces the Heart of Darkness

‘Embrace of the Serpent’ Embraces the Heart of Darkness

Black and white. Subtitles. Such a combo means that most Americans will never watch this Oscar-nominated treat.
The Oscar-Nominated ‘A War’ Proves One Thing…

The Oscar-Nominated ‘A War’ Proves One Thing…

Why does every movie about the war in Afghanistan make you feel like you’ve already seen it before?
Review: ‘Son of Saul,’ the Holocaust, and a Dude’s Neck

Review: ‘Son of Saul,’ the Holocaust, and a Dude’s Neck

The Oscar nominated film is good, if you like staring at a man's neck for two hours.
A Review of the Oscar-Nominated ‘Boy & the World’

A Review of the Oscar-Nominated ‘Boy & the World’

Oscar voters loved this animated film, but their opinion doesn't matter. Mine does.
Review: ‘Mustang’

Review: ‘Mustang’

Five sisters become prisoners of traditional beliefs in this powerful Turkish drama.
Is ‘Goodnight Mommy’ the Scariest Movie of All Time?

Is ‘Goodnight Mommy’ the Scariest Movie of All Time?

Now out on Blu-ray, you can discover the answer yourself. Or just read this review.
DVDs to Avoid: ‘Two Days, One Night,’ Zero Fun

DVDs to Avoid: ‘Two Days, One Night,’ Zero Fun

The new Marion Cotillard movie received rave reviews. We're not sure why.
‘Phoenix’ Has Thrilled Film Critics. But Will It Thrill You?

‘Phoenix’ Has Thrilled Film Critics. But Will It Thrill You?

A disfigured woman returns to her husband, but he doesn't recognize her.
‘White God’ Review: WTF

‘White God’ Review: WTF

The movie is like a gritty, subtitled and R-rated Homeward Bound-meets-ID4, with dogs.
The Oscar-Nominated Movie ‘Tangerines’ is Now on DVD

The Oscar-Nominated Movie ‘Tangerines’ is Now on DVD

The Best Foreign Language nominee is out on DVD this week. Here's why it's better than winner Ida.
Now on DVD: ‘Wild Tales’ is a Wild Ride

Now on DVD: ‘Wild Tales’ is a Wild Ride

The Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film lives up to its name.
SIFF Review: The Superhero Indie Drama ‘Vincent’

SIFF Review: The Superhero Indie Drama ‘Vincent’

A Frenchman with super powers spends his time swimming in lakes.
Around the World in 21+ Days: Five Mesmerizing SIFF Films

Around the World in 21+ Days: Five Mesmerizing SIFF Films

Don't have money to travel? Here are five movies that can help make up for it.
Review: The [Sort Of] Long Lost ‘About Elly’

Review: The [Sort Of] Long Lost ‘About Elly’

In 2009, a new Iranian film received rave reviews. And then it was lost... until now.
‘Force Majeure’ Review: Leave Your Kids Behind!

‘Force Majeure’ Review: Leave Your Kids Behind!

When an avalanche strikes, don't run away, leaving your wife and children to fend for themselves.