As co-founder and former CEO of Focus Features, James Schamus was responsible for releasing some of the most elegant and stylish independent films of the past 15 years.
A fly-on-the-wall account of scandal-plagued former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner's failed 2013 bid to become mayor of New York City.
Tim Sutton's "Dark Night" is at once a glib play on words and a sobering rumination on the mindset of a suburban America simultaneously obsessed with and plagued by gun violence.
An alarming cautionary tale about how easy it is in the Internet age to ruin people's lives while hiding behind a cloak of anonymity.
Few contemporary filmmakers can do quite as much with quiet as Kelly Reichardt.
An environmental documentary that consists of roughly one-third doom-and-gloom to two-thirds wide-eyed optimism, and that is more potent in individual scenes than it is as a sprawling whole.
The woman who wrote acclaimed books while posing as an HIV-positive ex-prostitute transgender male does not buy as much retrospective sympathy as she seeks in painting herself as the victim.
"We have to let go of judgment," a young Barack Obama tells a group of frustrated community organizers, encouraging them to place themselves in the shoes of those they're up against.
"Newtown," Kim A. Snyder's documentary on the aftermath of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, is not an explicitly political film.
On the face of it, "Sand Storm" presents a familiar feminist tale of a teenaged girl trapped between her desire to control her destiny and the constraints of her traditional family.
Even if "White Girl" weren't inspired by incidents in writer-director Elizabeth Wood's life, it would be a hard pill to swallow.