As Barbet Schroeder well knows, there are times when only the word "evil" properly conveys the insidious nature of intolerance and carnage robed in the trappings of power.
The callousness of (un)civil society, together with police repulsiveness, is a subject needing to be constantly re-mined, yet the chilly mise-en-scène lessens the impact.
The richness of fairy tales and the obscenity of Mafia control are evocatively woven together in this superb follow-up to 2013's Critics' Week prizewinner "Salvo."
A meta-film in which Jeanne Balibar, refreshingly unaffected, is an actress playing French singer Barbara in a film made by an obsessed director.
"Finding Oscar," is a standard-issue piece of heart-tugging reportage more at home in the sat cast world than on art house screens.
The road to the Supreme Court's 2015 marriage equality ruling gets standard treatment in Eddie Rosenstein's solid yet unexceptional documentary.
Philippe Mora storyboards a personal graphic novel while researching the incredible story of his father's work for the French Resistance, and his mother's miraculous escape from the gas chambers.
Carla Simón's sensitive, understated autobiographical debut paints a vivid portrait of a little girl facing the loss of her mother and integration into a new nuclear family.
If wall-to-wall bulges and mind bogglingly awful fetish gear float your boat, then welcome on board.
"Adriana's Pact" is a brave documentary in which the director allows us to witness her painful loss of innocence.
A sympathetic portrayal of the conflicts between mothers and daughters, wives and husbands, and the eternal desire for a room of one's own