Lil' Wayne would probably sneer at the comparison, but "The Carter" is the "Don't Look Back" of rap.
Rather ordinary account of youthful summer misadventures goes down easily thanks to sparky cast.
"Black Dynamite" tips its frilly pimp hat to early '70s African-American action pics.
Relocating Jack the Ripper from Whitechapel to West Hollywood, David Ondaatje's "The Lodger" seems intended to leave its audience as baffled as the London police were in 1888.
A rigorous inquiry that gets at universal but rarely discussed truths about black femininity.
Compelling docu has the nerve to be spiritual without entering the minefield of faith.
Not the slickest or most crowd-pleasing performance-competition docu, but it's nonetheless absorbing.
Family ties help and hinder Emily and Sarah Kunstler's docu portrait of their confoundingly chameleonic lawyer dad.
Helmer Greg Barker takes structural chances, eschewing the predictable for a more unorthodox film, and it works.
Lady Cop & Papa Crook," the sophomore co-helming outing (after the buddy movie "Moonlight in Tokyo") by key "Infernal Affairs" creatives Alan Mak and Felix Chong, is an interesting misfire.
Pic wobbles a bit before emerging a successful low-key satire of literary fraud and morbid personality cults.