Overall, the film provides a counterweight to our xenophobic times, proving that human beings are more alike than un-alike and that poetry can be relevant across millennia.
Vancouver Film Festival
A slender, artfully shot, loosely structured documentary that captures moments in the lives of seven mostly middle-class New York City girls as they blossom over a three-year period.
Early in "Kedi," Ceyda Torun's splendidly graceful and quietly magical documentary about the multifaceted feline population of Istanbul, a human inhabitant of the city notes: "Dogs think people are…
A monk from the Edo Period gets in touch with his inner pervert in “Suffering of Ninko,” a costumed soft-core curio that’s beyond weird even by Japanese standards. The partially crowd-funded debut by…
In “The Long Excuse,” Masahiro Motoki — star of the Oscar-winning “Departures” — makes a startling comeback as a novelist who discovers his coldheartedness upon his wife’s sudden death…
Three O. Henry-esque stories from contempo Tehran are woven together with mixed results in the drama "Wednesday, May 9," the debut feature of multi-hypenate Vahid Jalilvand.
Canadian multi-hyphenate Ryan McKenna's appealing sophomore feature establishes a languorous and surreal tone, which might be described as wondrous crossbreed of the work of his compatriots Guy…
A remarkable representation of how technology can be combined with human care to support seniors living independently.
The inspiring, enlightening, audience-friendly pic bursting with beautiful music has been making the festival rounds for more than a year and should profitably segue into small-screen outlets and…
Who'd have thought that a documentary about scavenging would serve up so much food porn?
Two radically different women fending for themselves in a remote seaside town discover that no man is an island in "The Furthest End Awaits."
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions