Parvez Sharma's strident docu is a jihad against Saudi Arabia's fundamentalism, puffed up with self-righteousness and sensationalizing every step of his pilgrimage to Mecca.
A skillfully made drama, highly attuned to the myriad forms of surveillance from the prurient to the political, that showcases a stand-out lead perf.
Unattractively shot, structurally unsound and featuring a script that careens all over the place, "Anna" is an overstuffed drama bound to sink without a trace.
A sensory feeling of persecution pervades "Frenzy," plunges the viewer into a disturbing state of uncertainty as two brothers are sucked into a vortex of state-sponsored distrust.
Master helmer Marco Bellocchio continues to play with form and content with an originality that make younger directors look like they're grasping at ephemeral straws.
Impressively balancing the predictable with the unexpected, "Mountain" weaves a complex portrait of a constrained life, understanding that no one is fully knowable.
Pugnacious grass-roots advocacy and community organizing form the backbone to Frederick Wiseman's iconic immersion in the life of a Queens, NY neighborhood.
Alexander Sokurov's freewheeling poetic essay, highly personal and yet captivating, incorporates the Louvre's status in Nazi-occupied Paris alongside musings on art's function through storm-tossed…
A more traditional history-in-the-making approach than Sergei Loznitsa's "Maidan," this well-edited docu is hamstrung by its rose-tinted "the people united will never be defeated" p.o.v.
Australia's most famous gay memoir becomes a regrettably dissatisfying drama, blandly conjuring emotions best appreciated by fans of the book and play.
Omar Sharif, the dashing, Egyptian-born actor who was one of the biggest movie stars in the world in the 1960s, with memorable roles in "Dr. Zhivago," "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Funny Girl," has died…