Director Hirokazu Kore-eda has empathy for his characters, including the blackest of his black sheep.
A battle of wills between a physics prodigy and an ultra-controlling mother. When maternal love is conditional, reality changes.
The life of an Iranian middle-class couple is built on a shaky foundation.
Generations of women (and a son) experience 1979 Southern California.
A classic family drama for the ages
It’s hard to imagine another American film this year with as many fine acting moments. Watching actor Casey Affleck, who looks like an eternally youthful choir boy, fight his inner demons is worth the price of admission alone.
With more than a touch of Grand Guignol horror, this indie desperately wants to be a midnight movie,
John Turturro has a high old time chewing the scenery as an egomaniacal American actor who blows his lines and delights in trolling everyone around him.
The Brazilian drama takes on social class, shifting identities, and what happens when a newcomer knocks a family dynamic off balance.