The Water Engine opens in the red glow of flames from a factory furnace, while workers operate drill presses and grinding wheels in a shower of sparks.
Swiss co-writer/director Stefan Haupt's The Circle (Der Kreis) is a strong fact-based drama about the struggle for gay rights in Switzerland.
Sandra urgently struggles to get her job back by reversing a vote taken by her co-workers to continue working with one less worker and each receive a 1,000 euro bonus.
Seven Days in May is a fine example of art that entertains but that also provides strong insight.
The picture "10 Items or Less," from 2006, is the sort of gentle, insightful film I wish they made more of.
The "Afonya" story remains relatable and enjoyable today as well as being an interesting glimpse into the ups and downs of the Soviet experiment.
The Korean people suffered mightily under the cruel occupation of imperialist Japan. That sad reality is brought to life in this well constructed war picture.
Director Mann has made the tried and true thriller genre timely and cutting edge, as well as sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat exciting.
To paraphrase TV's 1960s sci-fi series "The Outer Limits," there is nothing wrong with your screen. Do not attempt to adjust the picture.
The word "depression" indicates a downturn, and can refer to psychological or economic dimensions.