If you need your faith in humanity restored, Aki Kaurismäki’s excellent new tragic-comedy will accomplish that task.
'The Breadwinner' tells of life in Taliban-era Afghanistan; while 'The Nobodies,' from Colombia, is the latest cinematic reflection on the long-term impact of punk.
This film’s title refers to the way God intended things to be in Switzerland: a mountain paradise where men made the decisions, women followed orders, and nothing ever changed.
'LA 92,' screening in SF, chronicles the Rodney King case through contemporaneous news footage; while Antonioni's classic 'Blow-Up' is at BAMPFA.
'God's Own Country' is well worth our attention, as is 'Wait For Your Laugh,' a documentary about the feistiest woman this side of Betty White.
Based on a manga by Hiroaki Samura, 'Blade of the Immortal' stars Takuya Kimura as Manji, a samurai warrior granted eternal life. Also: 'The End of the Ottoman Empire' at BAMPFA.
'Rat Film' is a documentary that effectively blends history, sociology and zoology into a coherent whole.
On the one hand, respectful observational cinema, on the other, a bizarre Korean War-era Chinese satire of US capitalism.
Harry Dean Stanton died on Sept. 15, but his last movie, 'Lucky' is one of the best films of 2017. He leaves us with a bang.
The documentary moves chronic fatigue syndrome from the "yuppie flu" category into a serious, yet still-misunderstood debilitating illness.
Two films to check out this week: one combines a search for blues masters with a backdrop of the Civil Rights movement. The other is a sci-fi futuristic fantasy.
Director Sébastien Laudenbach’s animated film is a timeless, beautifully told story that will appeal to older children and adults in equal measure.