Command and Control (2016)
"A fascinating examination of the role of radical artist in bourgeois society that prioritizes the drama of an individual rather than the social drama of a crackdown that anticipated Pinochet. Despite that, it is great filmmaking. "
Come What May (2016)
Landfill Harmonic (2016)
Starving The Beast (2016)
She's Funny That Way (2015)
Brillo Box (3 cents off) (2016)
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
In Order of Disappearance (2016)
At All Costs (2016)
"Evocative of "Hoop Dreams" but much more about the hopes of becoming rich rather than escaping poverty. Good story-telling and very perceptive about the corporatization of high school basketball programs."
The Business of Amateurs (2016)
"This is the definitive documentary on the big business of amateur sports covering NCAA exploitation, the risks of CTE and the general slave-like conditions of the gladiators who generate obscene profits for places like USC."
I Smile Back (2015)
The Lobster (2016)
""The Lobster" peters out about halfway through but regardless, director Lanthimos and co-writer Filippou have constructed a singular and ambitious vision, rich with symbolism and observant commentary about societal pressures to pair up."
Abortion: Stories Women Tell (2016)
Homo Sapiens (2016)
Maggie's Plan (2016)
Unhappy Birthday (2010)
"Werner Herzog is always in search of the obsessed oddball, either a German-American inspired to become a pilot after seeing allied bombers destroying his village or now computer engineers. There is only one Werner Herzog, god bless him."
I Give It a Year (2013)
Love & Friendship (2016)
Indian Point (2016)
At The Fork (2016)
Hired Gun (2016)
Free State of Jones (2016)
"Brilliant film-making combined with historical accuracy. Pay no attention to the "Rotten" reviews here. As someone who has written 25 articles on the Civil War, I consider this the final word on racism's vicious legacy and how good men fought it."
The Revenant (2015)
Uncle David (2009)
Texas Heart (2016)
Open Your Eyes (2015)
The Makeover (2013)
Of Horses and Men (2015)
"An affectionate--and Austrian!--take on vampire lore that's a lot more in keeping with the recent "Things We Do in the Shadows" than the less-subtle Mel Brooks parody, "Dracula - Dead and Loving It.""
Art Bastard (2016)
My Father's Vietnam (2015)
"A powerful look at the psychological and mortal consequences of the Vietnam war on two GI's from privileged families that benefits from the testimony of uniquely self-aware and articulate men and women."
"Steve Hoover took considerable risks in making a film about a pastor who takes his Christianity seriously. If we had more directors and pastors like these two, the world would be in a lot better shape."
The Trust (2016)
"Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood co-star as inventors of the medical apparatus consisting of a pad usually supported by a belt for maintaining a hernia in a reduced state. No, wait. That's "The Truss." "
Sin Alas (2015)