A Borrowed Identity (2015)
"This intriguing coming-of-ager follows Eyad (Tawfeek Barhom), a gifted, soft-spoken Arab-Israeli kid (Razi Gabareen plays him as a boy) who follows his activist father's dreams and gets into a prestigious Jerusalem boarding school."
Merchants Of Doubt (2015)
"Using a magician's tricks as a metaphor for corporate tactics is clever, and Kenner's found an eloquent talking head in history of science prof Naomi Oreskes, but as in his previous flick, Food, Inc., he keeps hammering away at the same idea. "
The Cobbler (2015)
Miss Julie (2014)
Loitering With Intent (2015)
"Plot-wise, Insurgent doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but that tracks back to Veronica Roth's books, which build an entire world around a fundamentally silly premise and just hope the reader won't notice."
Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
The Gunman (2015)
"Sean Penn horns in on Liam Neeson's territory in The Gunman, an efficient if undistinguished revenge thriller about a former mercenary turned humanitarian worker forced to race through Africa and Europe when his past acts come back to haunt him."
October Gale (2015)
The Wonders (2015)
The Riot Club (Posh) (2015)
The Hunting Ground (2015)
Queen and Country (2015)
"Given how richly his countryman Terence Davies has realized post-war England in movies like Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Deep Blue Sea, the cartoonishness of Queen And Country grates even further."
Get Hard (2015)
While We're Young (2015)
"After the more experimental Frances Ha, Noah Baumbach's While We're Young finds the writer/director synthesizing his earlier observational comedies with his later, crueller character studies of self-destructive intellectuals."
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014)
Cast No Shadow (2014)
"Sparkes invests the proceedings with a strong sense of place and mood, hinting at Jude's unstable psyche by giving us flashes of the trolls and witches he believes lurk in the woods around his home."
Last Knights (2015)
Woman in Gold (2015)
"The narrative is by-the-book, segues to the flashbacks are a bit corny, and the conflict the suit engenders between Schoenberg and his wife (Katie Holmes) is too easily resolved. But don't worry about that. Just watch Mirren do her thing."
Relative Happiness (2015)
"Bergland's a strong lead, though, and in Lexie's cranky-caring scenes with best friend Susie (Susan Kent) we can glimpse the much more engaging, and considerably funnier, movie that might have been."
Cut Bank (2015)
The Salt of the Earth (2015)
"The Salt Of The Earth is a fairly conventional biography made somewhat more intimate by a wealth of stills and home-movie footage. But that formal simplicity is merely a way of ensuring its points land clearly and without interference."
Beyond The Reach (2015)
"Things go way off track at the end, but the always game Douglas gleefully chews up the scenery and has a riot delivering some jaw-droppingly bad lines. This is a film you need to see with a big, lusty audience so you can yell at the screen at the end."
Desert Dancer (2015)
Dior and I (2015)
Monkey Kingdom (2015)
A Brand New You (2014)
The Forger (2015)
Lost River (2015)
"It all descends into blood and fire as Gosling sifts through his Blu-ray collection to share the images and moods he loves. Does it work as a movie? Nah, not really. But as cinematic mix tapes go, it's kind of cool."
Can't Stand Losing You (2015)
Sugar Coated (2015)
"Hozer includes spectacular footage of food factories and bakeries churning out treats that look so yummy, you become aware of how easily we're seduced. It's a smart, cinematic way of making the point."
Lambert & Stamp (2015)
"Lambert played an essential role in encouraging Pete Townshend's songwriting, which is an important tidbit, but most of the info here won't be new to Who fans. That early footage, on the other hand, is documentary gold."
Adult Beginners (2015)
Being Canadian (2015)
Ben's At Home (2014)
Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)
Wet Bum (2014)
"The coming-of-age tale is familiar territory, but MacKay gives this one a sensual texture that feels like you're immersed in a really thoughtful short story, with a measured pace that gives us time to understand Sam's thoughts and feelings."
Good Kill (2015)
"Hawke gives a terrific performance as the disintegrating hero... and Bruce Greenwood is perfectly cast as his weary commanding officer, but they can't quite rise above the movie's mission statement."
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Banksy Does New York (2014)
"Moukarbel's straightforward film is more domesticated than the work it profiles, but it's a dutiful document of an event that, despite Banksy's fame, remained on the periphery of the art world establishment."
I'll See You in My Dreams (2015)
"I'll See You In My Dreams assembles some very fine performers and gives them almost nothing to do. It's aimed at the people who flock to those Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movies but want an even less challenging narrative."
When Marnie Was There (2015)