A pleasant but slight pic buoyed by adolescents newcomers who aren't to know that ineffectual teachers, invisible parents, and cool kids vs. nerds are all yawningly standard-issue fare.
Things take a dive in the second half of "Angry Indian Goddesses" when the enjoyable femme-centric stereotype bashing gets overwhelmed by too many of-the-moment subthemes.
An impressively self-lensed poetic exercise in controlled righteous outrage that shifts from the desiccating blight of coal mining to the hellish conditions in iron foundries.
Parvez Sharma's strident docu is a jihad against Saudi Arabia's fundamentalism, puffed up with self-righteousness and sensationalizing every step of his pilgrimage to Mecca.
A skillfully made drama, highly attuned to the myriad forms of surveillance from the prurient to the political, that showcases a stand-out lead perf.
Unattractively shot, structurally unsound and featuring a script that careens all over the place, "Anna" is an overstuffed drama bound to sink without a trace.
A sensory feeling of persecution pervades "Frenzy," plunges the viewer into a disturbing state of uncertainty as two brothers are sucked into a vortex of state-sponsored distrust.
Master helmer Marco Bellocchio continues to play with form and content with an originality that make younger directors look like they're grasping at ephemeral straws.
Impressively balancing the predictable with the unexpected, "Mountain" weaves a complex portrait of a constrained life, understanding that no one is fully knowable.
Pugnacious grass-roots advocacy and community organizing form the backbone to Frederick Wiseman's iconic immersion in the life of a Queens, NY neighborhood.
Alexander Sokurov's freewheeling poetic essay, highly personal and yet captivating, incorporates the Louvre's status in Nazi-occupied Paris alongside musings on art's function through storm-tossed…