Steven Spielberg’s impressive BRIDGE OF SPIES sees him re-team with Tom Hanks for a Cold War thriller coloured by anxious American idealism.
The debut feature of Amber Fares delivers a passable look at the first all female Palestinian drag-racing team, a group known as the Speed Sisters.
Michael Madsen’s documentary about the possibility of alien contact is unfortunately straight-faced and lacking imagination.
Robert Zemeckis’ THE WALK is a thrilling spectacle and yet another one of his delightful odes to eccentric dreamers.
Nima Nourizadeh’s second feature (and first collaboration with Max Landis) is an underwhelming and miscalculated stoner comedy stifled by a second-rate action movie plot.
Małgorzata Szumowska’s BODY explores the interplay between the spiritual and the corporeal, though it comes undone in its final half-hour.
Marielle Heller’s directorial debut is a rare film that fully embraces the complexities of its protagonist’s sexual awakening, evoking the spirit of the work of Catherine Breillat.
Andrew Bujalski shifts gears from his bizarro breakout hit COMPUTER CHESS and turns in RESULTS, a clever, gentle satire wrapped up in the guise of a romantic comedy.
FASSBINDER – TO LOVE WITHOUT DEMANDS offers a compelling personal reflection on writer-director Christian Braad Thomsen’s friendship with the legendary enfant terrible of New German Cinema, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
From the Berlinale, B-MOVIE: LUST AND SOUND IN WEST BERLIN 1979-1989 is an engaging documentary of a musical subculture that plays as a collision of the individual and the socio-political.