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Film Review: Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
The simple but elemental joy of plants and planting suffuses this doc about one of the masters of his métier.
Film Review: Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
A great fashion designer who also happens to be one of the most fascinating personalities of our time is given her due in this incisive doc (although the subject herself hates it).
Film Review: A Kid Like Jake
There are some very impressive acting moments in this investigation into the parenting of a special child, but the dramatic payoff comes too late, after a lot of enervating palaver.
Film Review: The Gospel According to André
Entertaining doc about perhaps the greatest, most gigantic (in every way) fashionista who ever lived.
Film Review: How Long Will I Love U
Despite some lapses in the script, this Chinese time-travel farce has sufficient energy and charm to make it agreeable, sprightly, undemanding summer fare.
Film Review: That Summer
'Grey Gardens' freaks rejoice! Big and Little Edie Beale refuse to die and are back again, happily arguing and shriek-singing away in Peter Beard’s elegiac found footage.
Film Review: Class Rank
This much lower-key 'Election,' which agreeably takes things nice and easy and never stresses anything too hard, is a real little winner.
Film Review: Lu Over the Wall
A sweet tale of mermaid love blows its chance to be another 'Splash' through unappealing animation and a wayward storyline.
Film Review: Ray Meets Helen
Sadly, the magic doesn’t happen this time for Alan Rudolph, a very special filmmaker whose specialty has always been romance among the lost.
Film Review: The House of Tomorrow
This precious little plea for nonconformist understanding combines whimsical characterizations with terminal illness, neither of which is very appealing to start with. Together, they’re a recipe for a particularly nagging disinterest.
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