"The Caller" follows a corporate exec who, having blown the whistle on the deadly practices of his company, stage-manages his own inevitable wipeout.
Irish helmer Declan Recks' depiction of a marriage sliding toward dissolution, burrows into the everyday details.
Gritty, lower-depths verisimilitude is vividly sustained throughout "Cook County."
The tragic backstory of "Tracing Cowboys" likely will color aud response if this demanding indie ever finds theatrical life beyond the global fest circuit.
A few minutes into "Thurgood" and he's got the audience eating right out of his hand. While that image may serve to describe the star power of Laurence Fishburne, it applies just as well to the late…
"Dare Not Walk Alone" zeros in on a single, lesser-known chapter of the civil rights movement and its continuing aftershocks on a local community.
"The Wrecking Crew" is a well-nigh irresistible treat for aficionados of music from the era when acts like the Beach Boys and the Monkees were topping the charts.
Though raising more questions than it answers, Sylvie Cachin's docu "Claudette" has such an engrossing subject that significant flaws of construction pale beside his/her story.
Honest, intelligent and absolutely clear-eyed, "She's a Boy I Knew" proves there's still more to be squeezed out of transsexual documentaries.
Arnaud Desplechin's lovely, extremely heartfelt film helps redefine the term "homemovie" as the director examines the sad, multilayered life of his grandmother Therese, who died of tuberculosis at 36.