Film-Forward

Navid Negahban, left, and Asher Avrahami in Baba Joon (Toronto International Film Festival)

Baba Joon

There is a quiet eloquence to director Yuval Delshad’s debut film about the burgeoning conflict between a father and his teenage son.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Jennifer Saunders, left, and Joanna Lumley  Absolutely Fabulous: The Film (David Appleby/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

Has time been kind to waning publicity powerhouse Edina Monsoon and age-defying fashion editor Patsy Stone, after more than 20 years of imbibing every variety of chemical substance under the sun and fervently following every fashion trend?

Ten Years | New York Asian Film Festival

A scene form Chow Kwun-wai's "Immolation" in Ten Years (The Film Society of Lincoln Center)

A film anthology that ran afoul of the Chinese government during its theatrical run and, despite strong box office, disappeared abruptly until it found a second life.

Belladonna of Sadness

Belladonna of Sadness 
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A gorgeously drawn, beautifully scored, and, as is wont with most erotic Japanese anime, disturbing film,

The Childhood of a Leader

Tom Sweet and Stacy Martin in The Childhood of a Leader (IFC Films)

The story of a sociopath learning his trade, beautifully crafted in old-school filmmaking.

Hooligan Sparrow

Protester Wang Yu in Hooligan Sparrow (Little Horse Crossing the River Productions)

A riveting feat of guerilla filmmaking, revealing much about systems of power in China and the formidable tactics of its burgeoning activist culture.

Captain Fantastic | Cannes 2016

Left to right, Shree Crooks , Charlie Shotwell, George MacKay, Nicholas Hamilton , Samantha Isler, and Annalise Basso in Captain Fantastic (Wilson Webb/Bleecker Street)

Family friction plus quirky culture clashes plus road trip nearly equals Little Miss Sunshine.

Equals

Kristen Stewart in Equals (Jae Hyuk Lee/A24)

Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart star in this science fiction romance set in a futuristic utopian society called the Collective.

Café Society

Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in Café Society (Sabrina Lantos/Gravier Productions)

For his latest, Woody Allen delivers a broad pastiche of the 1930s and a fairly affectionate portrait of Hollywood.

Love Between the Covers

Sourcebooks cover shoot, as seen in Love Between the Covers

A documentary that busts a few myths about the romance genre and the people who read and write it.