SHERPA is a stunning documentary about the 2014 Nepal disaster and the difficult, codependent relationship between Sherpa guides and tourists.
SEMBENE! is a compelling overview of the career and controversies of legendary Sengalese director Ousmane Sembene, often called the ‘Father of African Film’
Jafar Panahi’s TEHRAN TAXI is a creative triumph in the vein of some of the most accomplished Iranian films of the last two decades
BLACK SOULS is a slow-burn look at the Mafia in Southern Italy, winning from its interest in character and visual style
THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY is a richly drawn and impeccably performed tale of a waning love affair
DOPE is a moving, often hilarious look at pop culture’s effect on African American identity.
Peter Bogdanovich’s return to feature filmmaking in SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY is ultimately disappointing, but not without its pleasures
GRANDMA is a touching road-trip film memorable primarily for Lily Tomlin’s tremendous performance.
Abel Ferrara’s PASOLINI is a touching, thoughtful look at the iconoclastic Italian director, one of the best films of the Sydney Film Festival.
Thomas Vinterberg’s FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD features handsome cinematography and a captivating Carey Mulligan performance, but its rushed attempt at adaptation undermines its intended effect.