When a documentary begins with its subject using his crutch to deliver a vicious blow to the director's nose, it's reasonably safe to expect less-than-smooth sailing ahead.
Yet another attempt to mix raunchy excess and romantic-comedy sweetness in an anything-goes raucous farce, "The Babymakers" offers a few big laughs between ho-hum stretches of frenetic vamping.
Documentarian Patrick Forbes makes an obvious effort to maintain balance and objectivity in "WikiLeaks: Secrets and Lies," his lucid and comprehensive account of what was arguably the most…
Niche fests and cable networks will be the most hospitable environs for "Waiting for Lightning," a slickly produced, unabashedly celebratory pic about professional skateboarder Danny Way.
Although it traffics freely in stereotypes and sitcom-style one-liners, "Gayby" is never less than likable as it tackles the complications that arise when a straight thirtysomething woman attempts to…
Evincing both bemused skepticism and ardent curiosity, Gotham Chopra searches for the man behind the mythos that has grown around his famous father in "Decoding Deepak," an up-close portrait of the…
Elliptical to the point of abstraction, "Booster" is an austere and stripped-to-essentials indie that suggests a Boston crime drama such as "The Town" or "Monument Ave." as reimagined by Robert…
Sibling filmmakers Jon and Andrew Erwin occasionally strain credibility and test patience with "October Baby," their debut feature, but they're blessed with a lead player whose affecting performance…
Winner of a 2012 SXSW Film Festival audience award, "Brooklyn Castle" is an irresistibly uplifting doc about students at an inner-city junior high school who rank among the very best competitive…
Writer-director Ciaran Foy skillfully taps into primal fears and urban paranoia to keep his audience consistently unsettled in "Citadel," an intensely suspenseful horror-thriller that could scare up…
Scrupulously avoiding salaciousness and overstatement, "Eden" translates a true-life tale of human trafficking into an effectively low-key, arrestingly suspenseful drama.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions