Set in 19th-century Brazil, Vazante seizes on something evil and never looks away.

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Thank the mother of all urban activists for the lively cities of today.

In the Land of Pomegranates

Talk isn’t cheap between Israelis and Palestinians, but is it a down payment for peace?


Blame gets teenage desperation right.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

A biopic that could not ask for better performances from its stars.


A biopic of Django Reinhardt, who defined the captivating signature “jazz hot” style,

Molly’s Game

This is a tour de force for Jessica Chastain. The show is all hers.

The Strange Ones

A spiritual godson to Paris, Texas, this little road movie is seeping with mood and mystery.

Battle of the Sexes/The Divine Order

Two very different films look back at feminism in its fresh and exciting 1970s heyday.