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This intellectually bracing, visually arresting documentary goes far beyond character study into a search for Chinese identity.
With a mood and setting worthy of a murder story by Jack London, this audience-friendly, atmospheric work explores the ice-blocked fjords of northeastern Greenland.
Less a road movie than a trying-to-get-on-the-road movie, "Alcan Highway" is a rustic, picaresque adventure about a rootless 44-year-old Finn in Alaska, trying to drive to Vancouver in his dream…
There's more than a faint echo of 'Grey Gardens' in this Canadian-gothic portrait of an unusual family business.
Failing to carve anything graceful or fluid out of a slab of biography, helmer Hisako Matsui does bring to light a curious and intriguing story of a great-woman-behind-a-great-man in "Leonie"…
"Upside Down" is a dystopic sci-fi romance about inverted planets that will have auds wondering which way is up, but not really caring much or for very long.
"Upside Down" is a dystopic sci-fi romance about inverted planets that will have auds wondering which way is up, but not really caring much or for very long. The film, Argentine helmer Juan Solanas'…
An unorthodox morality tale about Serb-on-Serb crime in which concentric narratives make for considerable resonance.
Guaranteed to ratchet up the critical chatter surrounding the CIA and "enhanced interrogation," "Manhunt" also puts a very human face on the people behind the nearly 20-year hunt for Osama bin Laden.
With the immediacy of a flash grenade, "The Square" captures a historical moment by inhabiting a political organism -- the ongoing Egyptian Revolution, filmed for two years in and around Tahrir…