Albert Maysles' joyous celebration of sustained creativity and razor-sharp wit into old age as evinced by outspoken nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel also offers proof of Maysles' continued…
A joyous proletarian commedia dell'arte in the tradition of Renoir's "Golden Coach" or Fellini's "8 1/2."
No amount of familiarity with whistleblower Edward Snowden and his shocking revelations of the U.S. government's wholesale spying on its own citizens can prepare one for the impact of Laura Poitras'…
An Italian homefront melodrama is transported to a combat zone as a Sicilian widow ventures into Iraq to seek revenge on the family of the suicide bomber who blew up her husband.
In Peter Sanders docu about his grandmother, the artist Altina, her peculiar mix of wild spontaneity and dedicated domesticity engender such trend-setting inventions as sexy harlequin glasses and…
Pierre Courrege's sly, spirited, vastly entertaining dissection of a presidential campaign disguises its true import under a barrage of bon mots and clever stratagems, as a marvelously Machiavellian…
A homeless young hairdresser agrees to bear an older woman's child in exchange for enough money to start her own, long dreamt-of salon In Belgian helmer Bernard Bellefroid's "Melody,"
Mexican helmer Luiz Urquiza's debut feature, "Perfect Obedience," examines the pedophilic relationship between the spiritual leader of a Catholic seminary and the comely, naive young lad he selects…
The erosion of the family caused by a parent leaving to work elsewhere in an endless chain of abandonment, a major theme of recent Latin American cinema, assumes archetypal, quasi-mythical dimensions…
Taking a figure who normally garners little sympathy, particularly in the West, in China's "Factory Boss" creates a complex character virtually impossible not to identify with, at least partially.
The unlikely pairing of an obsessive-compulsive chambermaid and an androgynous dominatrix proves oddly liberating in Ingo Haeb's intimate Teutonic two-hander, "The Chambermaid Lynn."