Starred Up (2014)
The Winding Stream (2015)
The Kill Team (2014)
"Reminiscent of the struggle between the Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger characters in "Platoon" but even more powerful since it shuns sensationalism and sticks to the brutal story of how the American military became a death squad."
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Northern Light (2014)
"Gets past the Joe Six-Pack, NASCAR fan stereotypes and shows you how ordinary working class people work and play. Given the deepening class divisions in the USA, a film that illuminates how people survive psychologically."
Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014)
"In a way, it makes as much sense to review this like any other movie as it does to review a mass demonstration or a strike. If you understand the film's political importance, you understand the need to see it and recommend it widely."
Master of the Universe (2014)
Night Moves (2014)
The Wind Will Carry Us (2014)
A World Not Ours (2014)
Half of a Yellow Sun (2014)
"A film compromised to some extent by its emphasizing of human melodrama rather than social and political issues that figure in the novel it is based on. But it still a gripping story about people caught up in a civil war sadly typical of Africa today."
"A taut thriller about honor killings that is marred by plot improbables. Saved by Paddy Considine's customary fine performance as well as a strong lead character, a young woman fighting against patriarchal chains."
Llyn Foulkes One Man Band (2014)
"The finest documentary about an artist I have ever seen. Folkes is an original and every minute spent in his company will remind you why true geniuses have a hard time in an art world more commodified than McDonalds fast food."
Devil's Knot (2014)
"With blood on his hands rather than a glass of Pinot Noir, Church brilliantly plays the same kind of likeable loser he played in "Sideways". This is a brilliant deconstruction of the criminal on the lam genre and a must-see."
Irwin & Fran (2013)
Dormant Beauty (2014)
"Not an advocacy film in the conventional sense but one that deals with the ethical and spiritual paradoxes of Italy's version of the Terri Schiavo controversy. Brilliant filmmaking as always from Bellocchio."
A Promise (2014)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Bad Hair (2014)
No God, No Master (2014)
"Although marred by a weak script and an obtrusive film score, this film is saved by its theme, namely the Palmer Raids of 1919 that was a precursor to the abuse of democratic rights happening right now."
The Unknown Known (2014)
Brothers Hypnotic (2014)
Big Men (2014)
Jews Of Egypt (2014)
Need For Speed (2014)
"A documentary about the Turk-Greek population exchange of the 1920s that impacts both the mind, the heart and the eye. A stunning treatment of a theme that has universal meaning: how the nation-state can turn toxic."
The Iran Job (2013)
Particle Fever (2014)
Mutluluk (Bliss) (2009)
"A powerful tale of two young people relying on the kindness of a disenchanted professor to escape the vendetta of a backward Turkish village. Based on a novel by one of Turkey's greatest progressive minds."
Chaplin of the Mountains (2014)
Êk Momik, Du Momik... (2014)