A film that, despite frenetic cutting and a lean runtime, rewards contemplation and patience.
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Directed by Eva Orner, a producer of Oscar-winning doc "Taxi to the Dark Side," "Chasing Asylum" confronts Australia's hardline policy of detaining asylum seekers in offshore processing centers
The conspicuously out-and-proud image presented by Madonna's Blond Ambition Tour male dancers underlined a sex-positive, diversity-embracing message many weren't quite ready for at the height of the…
Gold for fans, though unlikely to mean much to anyone else.
In the lead-up to the Iraq War, defector Rafid Ahmed Alwan — aka "Curveball" — became an expert at telling his interrogators what they wanted to hear, ultimately supplying the "evidence" the Bush…
"(Dis)Honesty" asks how and why so many people excuse themselves from the gospel truth, whether via everyday white lies or the kinds of escalating whoppers that can (or should) land a stockbroker in…
Full of trippy visuals, this science-fair bonanza would have been a midnight staple in the era of "The Hellstrom Chronicles."
Those who prefer their eco-consciousness delivered with a drop (or a full draught) of New Age-iness will have a new favorite movie.
This nonfiction character study-cum-mystery is hard to encapsulate yet sure to engross auds who find their way to it.
"Some of us fall by the wayside, and some of us soar to the stars." So goes the circle-of-life wisdom from a certain pop Disney hit, but it could just as well be the mantra of Austrian helmer Nicolas…
What makes Luke Meyer's docu interesting is the push-pull between high-stakes biz pressure and subjects who — being 13 years old or so — hardly have the attention spans for the drudgery and minutiae…