Well-shot shot documentary about ranchers pursuing humane alternatives to corporate agribusiness gives an evenhanded, journalistic portrait of the costs and benefits. When even craggy cowboys say it's better all around, it's not just hippies anymore.
Documentary about chronically ill people who have received fetal stem-cell treatments to great success isn't particularly balanced, but its argument is supremely reasonable—that the FDA should have a non-onerous approval procedure—and puts heartbreaking faces of very human people into the debate.
Visual spectacle and entertaining individual scenes can't fully compensate for an overstuffed epic that, with the exception of Michael Fassbender's character, carries very little feeling or emotional weight.
Restored version of an obscure 1973 Japanese animated feature is a visual and aural masterpiece of erotic longing, romantic love, a playful Devil and the machinations of medieval church and state. The story itself may not match the look, but without exaggeration this is one of the most beautiful films you will ever see.
Written and co-directed by a real-life former congressman, this earnest political drama means well but deserves no votes for its stilted dialogue, poorly drawn characters and inept plotting and direction.
Christopher Walken shines in this pointless story of a self-sabotaging and self-pitying young woman's strained relationship with her singer father. When Walken's narcissistic, adulterous windbag is by far the more sympathetic character, something feels very off the rails.
Suitably solemn yet irresistibly lively documentary about the myth, lore and logistics of baseball's classic pitch, the fastball, as visited by some of the most legendary—and in one case, one of the most tragic—figures ever to have played the sport.