A woman whose life is upended after ten years in prison for vehicular manslaughter tries to regain her child from his guardians, find a decent job and keep the world at arm's length in this idiosyncratic indie with a riveting Julianne Nicholson.
"Former child actor" has become an unfortunate shorthand for those cases of a young TV or film performer hitting bottom after finding they can no longer make a go of it in a notoriously fickle career arena.
Both biography and elegy, this evocative documentary about the early evolution of art-world prodigy Jean-Michel Basquiat places him in the context of one of the most fertile creative times New York City ever experienced.
Lively and moving documentary about six women who survived the Holocaust to live fruitful lives that serve to defy the Nazis' extermination plans—and who are horrified to see history possibly repeating itself here.
Sentimental in an emotionally authentic way, this semiautobiographical sum-up of Burt Reynolds' storied career is a gently heartbreaking reflection on bad decisions, lost love and late-life revelations.