A fictive heterosexual romance between convicts at adjacent male and female institutions, one almost entirely lived long-distance through elaborate sign-language communications.
Geng Jun's Hong Kong-produced latest feature, set in a faceless northeast mainland China burg, is exactly the kind of rarefied exercise that has spelled "festival fare" for decades.
Folks whose favorite emotion goes with the sound "Ewwwwww," as well as some among the habitually-massively-stoned, will constitute the primary and most likely sole fans.
This slick, entertaining portrait won't provide many surprises for those who've followed the subject's high-profile career, but should fascinate the less familiar.
The rare protest documentary that's genuinely exciting as well as inspiring.
The occasional heavy-handed or clumsy elements don't seriously impair a film whose high spirits, talented cast and always-luridly-intriguing subject consistently entertain.
Chris Baugh's accomplished debut feature manages its own distinct character while fitting snugly into the general tradition of latterday U.K. gangster flicks.
Greg Barker's feature sidesteps any overt political agenda, making this the rare non-partisan documentary that might tap some of the audience that embraced "American Sniper."
Though the idea may be a hard sell for the next four years, conservation and capitalism can peacefully co-exist, as demonstrated by the subjects of "Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman."
While Cesar Chavez remains the iconic figurehead of U.S. agricultural labor rights, his close colleague Dolores Huerta merits an equal place on that statuary.
A largely mysterious condition that reportedly afflicts as many as 17 million people worldwide, CFS still flummoxes most physicians, and remains frequently dismissed as a psychosomatic "illness."