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Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016)

"The real accomplishment of Mifune: The Last Samurai, and perhaps of any successful documentary about cinema history, is that it makes you want to run out and see the movies all over again." ‐TheWrap
Posted Nov 25, 2016

No Pay, Nudity (2016)

"A loving, if slight, excursion into the world of New York theater, actors' division." ‐TheWrap
Posted Nov 11, 2016

Dare (2009)

"What elevates Dare above the usual high school fare is the quality of the writing by David Brind, crisp direction by Adam Salky and a uniformly attractive and compelling cast led by the delightful Emmy Rossum." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 10, 2015

When I Walk (2013)

"Skilled direction and an indomitable spirit make a filmmaker's personal journey with multiple sclerosis inspiring without being maudlin." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 21, 2013

Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology (2011)

"A highly energized romp through a myriad of ideas about where the human race is headed." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 4, 2013

God Loves Uganda (2013)

"[An] unsettling and well-crafted film." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 26, 2013

Cutie And The Boxer (2013)

"A finely textured and beautifully told story of two Japanese artists in New York and their challenging 40-year marriage." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 22, 2013

Boy (2012)

"A cross between The 400 Blows and Slumdog Millionaire." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 5, 2012

Circumstance (2011)

"Stunning debut lifts the veil on life in Iran." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 9, 2011

Bobby Fischer Against The World (2011)

"Another quality picture for HBO Documentaries." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 27, 2011

The Music Never Stopped (2011)

"A sentimental but deeply felt true story about the healing power of music." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 27, 2011

The Last Mountain (2011)

"Delivers a powerful environmental punch." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2011

Night Catches Us (2010)

"The film is compelling as it dramatizes the confusing and contradictory impulses in the black community during that time." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 7, 2010

Buried (2010)

"A horror film set in Iraq is a cinematic tour de force but raises serious questions about its ethics." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 6, 2010

Lovers of Hate (2011)

"Designed to make you laugh and squirm, Lovers of Hate does more of the latter." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 29, 2010

Frozen (2010)

"Frozen delivers enough thrills and gory chills to satisfy the horror film crowd, but is not written, directed or acted well enough to be a first-rate thriller." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 28, 2010

An Education (2009)

"Wonderful coming-of-age story in 1961 London with a breakout performance." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 6, 2009

Spread (2009)

"For this kind of film to work it's necessary to like or at least feel sympathy for the characters." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 13, 2009

Good Dick (2008)

"Alternately compelling and dramatically limp, the film scores points for exploring unfamiliar territory but lacks the emotional depth to make some very strange behavior believable." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 18, 2008

The Last Word (2009)

"Pushes the eccentric without creating believable characters." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 5, 2008
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Birds of America (2008)

"Not very convincing or funny." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 5, 2008

The Order of Myths (2008)

"Editors Michael Taylor, Geoffrey Richman and [director Margaret Brown] have stitched the material together to make a lively and revealing portrait of life in the New South." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2008

The Wave (2011)

"Seductive and horrifying at the same time...The film opens with a rush of energy and doesn't let up." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2008

Incendiary (2009)

"Michelle William's riveting performance as the young mother makes it imminently watchable." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 28, 2008

Choke (2008)

"Whimsical tale of a sex addict is good for some laughs but ultimately doesn't rise to the occasion." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 28, 2008

Sugar (2008)

"The immigrant experience has been seen many times on film before but rarely with the authenticity, wit and intelligence of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's Sugar." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2008
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The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo (2008)

"With the eye of a veteran documentarian, [Lisa] Jackson sees the innocence, colorfulness and spirit of the Congo in the background, but what she presents is a country that clearly will not be whole until its women are protected." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2008
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North Starr (2008)

"The film has a great energy and means what it says." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2008

Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008)

"A unique record of an artist's journey." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 23, 2008

In Bruges (2008)

"Just when you think you've seen every possible variation on the hit-man genre, Irish playwright Martin McDonagh in his feature debut has fashioned an audacious combination of Old World grace and modern ultraviolence." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 18, 2008

Live-In Maid (2007)

"The small, well-acted chamber drama is a genre that has virtually disappeared from American screens, which is too bad when you see one as accomplished as Live-in Maid." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 18, 2007

Eagle vs Shark (2007)

"In this sub-genre of Gen Y comedies, quirky has somehow come to mean dumb. Perhaps teens, especially guys, enjoy seeing people on screen who are not as smart as they are. It's the real revenge of the nerds." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 6, 2007

Interview (2007)

"While it is never dull, and occasionally sparks, material fails to ignite." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 6, 2007

The Good Life (2007)

"While The Good Life is stylistically ambitious and heartfelt, it feels more forced than authentic." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2007

Once (2007)

"Wonderful and winning Irish musical." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2007

Banished (2007)

"Enlightening docu about an unknown chapter in the history of racism." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2007

Nanking (2007)

"Indispensable, beautifully crafted account of a little-known Japanese massacre." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2007

Ghosts (2007)

"Veteran documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield makes an impressive leap to features with Ghosts." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 27, 2007

Hounddog (2008)

"Fanning projects a strange mix of innocence and awareness. The triumph of her performance is her ability to turn it on and off in the same scene, sometimes even in the same shot." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 26, 2007

Weapons (2007)

"These are not characters most people can sympathy with. One tends to watch dispassionately as the inevitable plays out." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2007

Starting Out in the Evening (2007)

"Complex and satisfying New York literary drama." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2007

On the Road With Judas (2006)

"Clever and moderately entertaining, film is a puzzle that will find some supporters as surely as it will sharply divide audiences." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2007

Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)

"Not only does the film thoroughly and skillfully explain the context in which something as heinous as Abu Ghraib could happen, it attempts to understand the psychology of those involved." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2007

A Very British Gangster (2008)

"The film is beautifully shot by Mike Turnbull and Nick Manley, including a moody black and white scene in the cemetery and a lovely crane shot looking out at the doomed neighborhood." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2007

My Kid Could Paint That (2007)

"Skillfully shot and edited." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2007

Dedication (2007)

"One big asset is his excellent use of music, including the child-like plaintive wailing of a group called Deerhoof. Other smart choices include songs by Cat Power and the Stokes, all expertly edited into the flow of the story." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2007

The Guardian (2006)

"That the film doesn't rise above the formulaic is a particular disappointment as these stunningly brave Rescue Swimmers deserve a film as daring as they are." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 29, 2006

Gridiron Gang (2006)

"... about as inspirational as a yawn." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2006

Loverboy (2006)

"Loverboy may have been better suited to the page where it could have the subtlety and resonance missing on screen. As a film it works on only one level -- crazy love." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 15, 2006

Police Beat (2005)

"Experiment in film form is interesting but doesn't quite pay off." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 11, 2006
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