A sleek yet chatty documentary that gives a rebellious Brian De Palma (and nobody else) free rein to walk viewers through his full canon of experiments, flops, blockbusters and generally twisted oddities.
The inevitable sequel mixes in would-be topical jabs about everything from police abuse to same-sex marriage and post-post-feminism into its fast-paced, but hardly quick-witted, cross-generation “Animal House” demolition derby.
'Gasland' director and anti-fracking activist Josh Fox broadens his scope to the international fight against fossil-fuel-powered climate devastation in this hit-and-miss mashup of environmental call to arms and willfully goofy rumination on hope and fatalism.
In this lacerating family drama (which has nothing to do with The Smiths, by the way), the best cast you will see in any film this year fights through the emotional collateral damage of a self-destructive war photographer’s possibly purposeful death.
In this effectively by-the-book, old-fashioned issue drama, which comes premixed with the topicality of 'Born into Brothels,' a Nepalese girl is unwittingly sold by her family to a villainous Calcutta madam.
A scruffily made but heartfelt documentary about how the filmmaker’s kind, apolitical father was transformed by right-wing talk radio into a rage-filled ditto-head points fingers in all the right directions but fails to dig deep enough.