Survivor guilt is a common outcome of war, natural disasters or anything that produces victims and survivors linked by blood, friendship or other ties. Why did you die but not me? Why couldn't I save you? The questions gnaw, and outsiders have no real ...

If you like watching strong athletic women in film, look no further than "In the Blood." Former mixed martial artist Gina Carano not only stars here, she practically whips this movie into weepy submission. Though I wasn't the one getting beaten up by her ...

Along with Hou Hsiao-hsien and Tsai Ming-liang, Edward Yang was one of the leading auteurs of Taiwan's New Wave Cinema. Yang, who died in 2007, was considered one of the most talented filmmakers of his generation and though most of his titles never made ...

The typical Japanese movie about the travails and triumphs of a high school club follows an upward arc, as the audience cheers on the heroes to their foregone triumph over setbacks and defeats. The actualities of how they become more accomplished swing musicians, as ...

Jean-Marc Vallee, whose "Dallas Buyers Club" bagged three Oscars last year, released a film in 2011 called "Cafe de Flore." The two works are radically different in style and content but it feels like they share a common thread. In both films, Vallee treats ...