Laura Poitras’ documentary following Wikileaks founder Julian Assange suffers from a scattershot focus, unable to coalesce into anything more than an interesting collection of hard-to-get footage.
Eschewing intellectual history for the personal, Claude Lanzmann’s North Korean journey explores the sadness beyond the political facts.
Directors Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla rely almost exclusively on a broad brush to paint the narrative of political figure Arvind Kejriwal.
Though formally demanding, the latest film from Austrian director Michael Haneke feels thematically easy for those familiar with his work.
Ciao Ciao is focused on the malfunctions of China’s urbanist ideology, and how they are realised in the setting of uncertain personal lives.
Maite Alberdi’s nuanced documentary is refreshing and non-patronising glimpse into the lives of people with Down’s Syndrome.
Raoul Peck’s biopic treads with caution, but despite its flaws it’s an accessible, gripping introduction to it subject.
Despite its exuberant archival footage, Kate Hickey’s Venice Beach skating doco never quite does justice to the themes it explores.
Maliglutit offers a meticulous preservation of an endangered lifestyle unsullied by the grot of America’s cultural imperialism.
Helene Hegemann’s stylish debut uses its teenage abandon for a deeper reflection on the world of adult disarray.