A thorough look at O.J. Simpson the man rather than the defendant, and what emerges isn’t an over-the-top chronicle of the so-called trial of the century but the trajectory of a seminal American figure.
As an example of using art to bring the past to life as a way of honoring and understanding it, Tower is one of the year’s most unique and powerful films.
Raoul Peck’s documentary passionately reintroduces and reinterprets James Baldwin for a new generation.
Exploring other worlds, this film inhabits a Terry Gilliam or Michel Gondry zone with a wide-open heart and a supple spring in its step.
A compact, intense psychological thriller that leaves a lasting mark.
Aaron Brookner, who was very young when his uncle, director Howard Brookner, died, has restored his uncle’s films, and in the process has made this documentary tribute.
Isabelle Huppert delivers a gimlet-eyed, ferociously single-minded performance as yet another tense, driven character.
An equally straightforward title for this biopic could be Deconstructing Jackie.
A tightly wound gem of a movie that wastes none of its brisk 80 minutes.