Good Kill (2015)
Lambert & Stamp (2015)
She's Lost Control (2015)
"First-time writer-director Anja Marquardt paints a pointed, emotionally honest portrait of a woman detached from the public yet unable to avoid such typical life problems as a dysfunctional family and a straitened financial situation."
The People Vs. Paul Crump (1962)
"The provocatively detached perspective that Friedkin brings to these violent scenes points ahead to his features Cruising and Rampage, and like the latter film, this asks viewers to think long and hard about the validity of capital punishment."
The White City (2014)
Cousin Jules (2013)
The Film Critic (2015)
Welcome to Me (2015)
Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)
"Nearly all of these developments wind up onscreen, but that only goes to show how the most faithful adaptation, by emphasizing some things and deemphasizing others, can spin the story in a different direction."
Queen and Country (2015)
Black Souls (2015)
"Writer-director Franceso Munzi has particularized the familial relationships enough for it to stand on its own. (As Tolstoy wrote, all happy crime families are the same but each unhappy crime family is unhappy in its own way.)"
About Elly (2015)
Heaven Adores You (2015)
"Evocative location photography gives a strong sense of the indie rock scenes he inhabited in Portland, Oregon, and New York City, and there are affecting interviews with friends and colleagues who struggle to make sense of it all (as do I)."
"[Her] Dickensian childhood provides real intrigue, but writer-director Stephen Bradley portrays the grown-up Noble as a messianic figure, making her philanthropy seem like acts of hubris rather than selflessness."
The D Train (2015)
Hot Pursuit (2015)
In Country (2015)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Villa Touma (2014)
"The film's assured narrative development is buttressed by a control of tone that's impressive for a neophyte: this is one of those movies whose measured speech and decorous staging can't conceal the white-hot fury that drives it."
Welcome To New York (2015)
Dior and I (2015)
"A few gauzy montages of black-and-white archival footage glorify the fashion house's founder and namesake, providing a welcome interruption to all the self-serving confessionals and stage-managed conflicts."
The Godfather of Disco (2007)
White Cop (2014)
Adult Beginners (2015)
The Water Diviner (2015)
Little Boy (2015)
Teenage Ghost Punk (2014)
"An icky love triangle develops between mother, daughter, and spirit, but this still has some laughs, thanks mainly to a neighboring gay couple and a ghost-hunting crew calling themselves SPIT (Super Paranormal Investigation Team)."
Shake the Dust (2015)
"About a third of the movie is over before he gets past the dancing footage and vague references to social turmoil in each country, though the dancers he interviews compensate for the jarring shifts in location and the general lack of narrative flow."
May In The Summer (2014)
El cerrajero (Lock Charmer) (2014)
It's Better to Jump (2013)
Eyes Of A Thief (2014)
Canal Zone (1977)
Deserto Azul (Blue Desert) (2015)
"This reminded me of Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem: it's great to look at and occasionally thought-provoking, but it doesn't really go anywhere and director-cowriter Eder Santos lacks Gilliam's ingratiating sense of humor."
Basically, Johnny Moped (2013)
Ex Machina (2015)
"Its aura of cool menace is largely attributable to Isaac, stealing his every scene as the smoothly bullying CEO, and production designer Mark Digby, who created the millionaire's sleek, high-tech mountain fortress."
True Story (2015)
"This Puerto Rican drama evokes silent cinema in its elemental story and emotional directness, and Daniel Lugo's lead performance -- rooted in precise, expressive body language -- strengthens that connection."
La formula del doctor Funes (2015)