Heartfelt connections build slowly, naturally in touching 'Ilo Ilo'

"Ilo Ilo" is writer-director Anthony Chen's first film, but breathtaking intimacy in storytelling is already second nature to him. Winner of Cannes' prestigious Camera d'Or for best debut feature, it quietly demonstrates that in the right hands even the familiar stuff of everyday life can move us deeply.

Not a top 'Draft' pick, but worth your consideration

Makers of the new Kevin Costner film "Draft Day" are banking that rabid NFL fans will have as much interest in a fictional version of the annual draft as they do in the real one. Director Ivan Reitman rips back the curtain to show the process coaches and executives go through to select college football prospects for their team.

Director of 'Under the Skin' follows his muses

CHICAGO - It's a recent, blustery Chicago day, and Jonathan Glazer is tucking into a lovely steak at David Burke's Primehouse. In support of his arresting new film "Under the Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien being on the prowl in Glasgow and rural Scotland, the London-born filmmaker, commercial veteran (check out his Guinness surfer ad sometime) and music-video specialist is talking about watching movies on television growing up, often with his father.

Nicolas Cage returns to form in 'Joe'

Generally, "Nicolas Cage is back" is not an announcement to make movie lovers' hearts race. But in "Joe," the first-rate Cage of "Adaptation," "Leaving Las Vegas," "Raising Arizona" and "Face-Off" is back, the actor who gives demanding work his full measure of talent and dedication.

'Rio 2' piles it on and spoils the fun

With "Rio 2,"the creators of "Rio" give us more of everything that their first film had in just the right doses.But if this sequel proves anything, it's that more is not always better.

'Draft Day' plays like a late-round pick

"Draft Day" is a "ticking clock" thriller built around the NFL draft, a movie that counts down to the fateful decision that one embattled general manager (Kevin Costner) makes with his team's first round pick.