Abbas Kiarostami was the most important filmmaker to come out of the New Iranian Cinema movement, which spawned works that became staples in film festivals worldwide from the late ’80s on.
Rebecca Hall gives Resurrection the psychological grounding it needs, as the thriller stretches towards a macabre, fable-like payoff.
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is a work of depth as well as inspired silliness, structured with moments of quiet contemplation in between the laughs.
A welcome homecoming for a new 4K digital restoration of a landmark independent film that’s attained cult status.
The protagonist of this engrossing, and troubling, story must draw on all her accumulated knowledge in order to cope with degradations to her habitat caused by what we, the viewers, know as global warming/climate change.
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried’s passing has hit me harder than most deaths of my celebrity faves: it’s a deprivation I can feel in my stomach.
This effective advocacy documentary charts the 21st-century decline of a great American institution (one established in the U.S. Constitution). It’s also a wake-up call alerting us that things didn’t have to happen this way.
More homages to 1971’s magnificent bursts of cinematic iconoclasm, from McCabe & Mrs. Miller to The Music Lovers and Walkabout.
More homages to 1971’s magnificent bursts of cinematic iconoclasm.
The documentary strikes a remarkably rich vein, covering not only music, fashion and a late-1970s social critique, but also matters of race, class, gender, mental health and spirituality.