John Oursler

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  • Making magnificent use of the Laotian landscape and tribal traditions, Australian director Kim Mordaunt's The Rocket is a coming-of-age tale infused with fantastic elements that more than compensate for its predictability. In every set of...

  • It's particularly disappointing to watch a film "based on a true story," an interesting one at that, and suspect that what's on the screen must pale in comparison to what really happened. That nagging frustration overshadows Summer in...

  • Liv Ullmann is warm and charming, the kind of person you'd want to have coffee with. Her easy charisma, not to mention her coruscating azure eyes, make her an ideal interview subject. She is just that in Liv & Ingmar: Painfully Connected,...

  • Father Adam (Andrzej Chyra) wears Illinois college swag while refereeing a soccer match for troubled teens in a backwoods Polish town. This and other visual cues immediately distinguish him as an outsider, though it's unclear why this man is...

  • Father Adam (Andrzej Chyra) wears Illinois college swag while refereeing a soccer match for troubled teens in a backwoods Polish town. This and other visual cues immediately distinguish him as an outsider, though it's unclear why this man is...

  • Alicia Scherson's enthralling Il Futuro asks the question no one wants to hear: How would you see the world after a personal tragedy? When her parents are killed in a car accident, teenage Bianca (Manuela Martelli) is forced to face this...