The Chinese crime thriller cements Yi'nan Diao as a major creative talent.
The Georgian drama nicely combines first gay love with meditations on the risks of dedicating one's life to art.
Two equally uninteresting storylines, one in a girls school, one in Haiti 60 years ago, eventually collide in an incoherent finale.
The gerrymandering documentary is a worth and informative effort.
The multilingual crime thriller offers rich rewards for viewers willing to be challenged.
The hyperpolitical Brazilian film transcends languages and borders with a potent universal message.
The Oscar-nominated Polish dramedy is a witty, moving exploration of faith that challenges and inspires viewers rather than panders to them.
Ken Loach’s latest stunner about the working class is the year’s most important film.
The charming indie comedy offers refreshingly straightforward depictions of abortion, gay parenting and postpartum depression.
Benh Zeitlin’s unfortunate Peter Pan riff has much in common with his bafflingly celebrated Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Pete Davidson and Griffin Gluck are a comedic dream team in this offbeat coming-of-age comedy.
Betty Gilpin and some inspired action scenes nearly save this overly ambitious political satire.
Vin Diesel's so-so would-be action series starter is likely a one-and-done.
The somber Russian drama is a remarkably mature and accomplished film.
Superb performances by Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville create a familiar portrait of a long-term couple, but their isolation limits the movie’s achievement.
Ben Affleck gives a great performance in this atypical sports/alcoholism drama.
The Irish horror-comedy is heaps of fun, but a bit too silly for its own good.
Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan keep their winning streak intact with this hilarious yet sobering satire on wealth inequality in the fashion industry.
Anne Dagg has been labeled the “Jane Goodall of giraffe research,” but her story is in many ways the more remarkable one.
Alex Gibney's slick and entertaining documentary traces the rise of Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his eventual (and ongoing) clash with Vladimir Putin.
The hidden-camera "comedians" struggle to earn laughs on the big screen.