Pic benefits greatly from Ben Kingsley's brilliantly nuanced reading of frankly bombastic narration.
Moving docu should receive global airplay.
Lorenz Knauer's docu "Jane's Journey" wisely keeps its remarkable subject center-stage throughout.
Slop-buckets of sentiment promote a "t'was ever thus" complacency in the film's pat readings of interpersonal relationships.
A solid script, well-timed direction, standout production values and impressive thesping by relative unknowns.
Highly intelligent pic could score as an arthouse sleeper, especially but by no means exclusively with femme auds.
Segments go on far too long, and return trips prove merely redundant.
Verena Paravel and J.P. Sniadecki's ethnological docu "Foreign Parts" follows the perambulations of various local characters through Willet's Point, an elephant's graveyard of car parts in Queens.
Takes the bleakly comic dysfunctional-family genre and boils it down to one disputed apartment.
Information-packed report weds elements of the diary film with newsmagazine-style profiles of people coping with sight loss.
This re-excavated attempt to grasp the unimaginable packs an unexpected wallop.