Generations of women (and a son) experience 1979 Southern California.
A classic family drama for the ages
It was a very good year, so much so that there were numerous ways to come up with a credible best-of list featuring a wide range of movies.
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.
This has been quite the year for enchanting animated films. One can add Kubo and the Two Strings to that list.
Raoul Peck’s documentary passionately reintroduces and reinterprets James Baldwin for a new generation.
The man behind some of the most iconic photographs ever taken.
A film about basketball, a nation’s coming of age, and the intertwining of both.