⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Immensely difficult to watch, THE PAINTED BIRD is one of the harshest depictions of war ever made, but also a humane, poetic masterpiece.
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⭐️⭐️ Unwilling or unable to tackle the difficult topics it sets itself up for, NIMBY is an intensely political film that refuses to pick a side or statement.
Tender and kind, melancholy and optimistic, Kelly Reichardt's FIRST COW is a grand fable about beginnings and ends.
Made with the best intentions, Aaron Sorkin's courtroom drama is hampered by distracting fiction that detracts from the timely message.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In Chloé Zhao's NOMADLAND, Frances McDormand delivers a powerful and nuanced portrait of grief against a backdrop of a failing society.
Hysterically funny and deeply disturbing, the first film by comedy power duo Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe is a masterclass in satire.
Shalini Kantayya's eloquent and important documentary sheds light on the inherently biased world of technology and the people fighting to change it.
Harrowing and unbearably bleak, WELCOME TO CHECHNYA is a vitally important documentary about an issue that needs addressing right now.
I interviewed filmmaker Justin McConnell on his documentary CLAPBOARD JUNGLE and how to survive indie filmmaking today.