I Am Singh (2011)
"An amazing feat. A sharp commentary on the injustice done to Sikh people in the aftermath of 9/11 and some of the most breathtaking song-and-dance routines seen outside of a Michael Jackson or Madonna video."
Into The Abyss (2011)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
"Made for $17,000 and worth about seventeen cents. Mumblecore for the first half, incoherent violent imagery in the second half. Doesn't anybody making movies nowadays understand the need for compelling characters, a lesson lost on mumblecore makers."
Take Shelter (2011)
Garbo: The Spy (2011)
"Garbo was the man who inspired Graham Greene's "Our Man in Havana", a man who appeared to become a spy mostly out of a sense of opportunism than any idea. Which is not to say that he did not make history."
King of Devil's Island (2011)
Die Another Day (2002)
Die Another Day (2002)
Barbershop Punk (2011)
"The first film to tackle the all-important subject of whether the Comcast's and Time-Warner's of the world will have the power to control what we see, hear or post on the Internet. Gives the term "net neutrality" a flesh-and-blood urgency."
The Edge (2010)
You All Are Captains (2011)
Glitch in the Grid (2011)
Le Havre (2011)
The Whale (2011)
"Avoids the pat solutions of movies geared to children like "Free Willy" but should be seen by them nonetheless since it is a necessary introduction to the problem posed by human encroachment on marine life that can lead to their extinction."
Silent Souls (2011)
Where Soldiers Come From (2011)
Northless (Norteado) (2012)
The Inheritors (2011)
Iron Crows (2011)
"Cinematographer Brian Rigney Hubbard ("Tanner Hall") frames many of his shots with doorways, either with a character point of view observing from or his camera observing through, evoking the lines which characters may or may not cross."
Programming The Nation? (2011)
Project Nim (2011)
"A sharp critique of human nature from the standpoint of our closest relative, the chimpanzee who comes off as much more civilized than those who maintain prisons, zoos, and fight wars against weak and defenseless nations."
"At last, a movie about the holocaust about ordinary human beings confronted with difficult choices. A superb script, terrific acting, and political relevance make this one of the more important movies of the year."
sleep furiously. (2011)
13 Assassins (2011)
Romeo & Juliet in Yiddish (2011)
"The writer-director has bitten off a bit more than she can chew but this is a must-see for anybody who loves the sound of Yiddish, as well as those interested in Jewish culture in general. The young actors, renegades from the Satmar, are superb."
Crime After Crime (2011)
Dark Days (2000)
"Although I have become inured to Hollywood hype over the years, this is truly an incredible journey. The documentary is great for six year olds and sixty-six year old codgers like me who care about the future of the planet and an amazing creature."
Battle for Brooklyn (2011)
"Despite what other critics have said here, the movie allows the developers equal time. Of course, they hoist themselves on their own petards which you would expect. Anyhow, this is must-seeing for those concerned about the stranglehold of the rich on NY."
"A both alarming and inspiring tale of the humble creature that has been around for 150 million years and is essential to our existence. A marvelous documentary incorporating investigative reporting and an artist's vision of nature."
Viva Riva! (2011)
"This is on my short list for best movie of 2011. Considering the obstacles that the director had to face, this is a stunning achievement. This is a film noir for the ages, and as auspicious a debut as the Coen Brothers' "Blood Simple"."
Rejoice & Shout (2011)
"Rejoice over this film! It is a stunning introduction to an art form developed in the Black community that has had universal influences. Without gospel, there is no rhythm-and-blues. Without rhythm-and-blues, there is no rock-and-roll."
City of Life and Death (2011)
The Wackness (2008)
Despicable Me (2010)