Borderlands – Samarth Mahajan’s documentary about life on India’s borders – is engaging, involving, and dense.
Toni Collette tries to elevate a by-the-books horse racing drama that’s long on horse racing and short on actual drama.
Coppola’s dual masterpieces remain the blueprints for epic tales of power & destiny.
The immigrant experience, ad-man hagiographies, and scrappy homespun productions of Alien mark SXSW’s documentary spotlight.
Black issues are front and center, from reckonings with racist violence to broader discussions of the history of America’s prejudice.
Curious tales of lost children, doomed startups, and the pressures of being a female stand-up stud Day 1 of SXSW’s documentary offerings.
Arjitpal Singh’s drama about a rural family in the Himalayas struggling to get by leans on strong performances and interlocking class critiques.
Mira Nair’s breakthrough international hit both draws from Bollywood tradition and breaks out of its restrictions, creating something wholly new and endearing in the process.
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s state-sanctioned drama elevates itself beyond its cultural mandate to explore more universal notes to the human condition.
David Fincher’s 1995 serial killer thriller elevates the police procedural into a grimy fable about mankind’s fall from grace.
Matthew Rankin’s gonzo reinterpretation of Canadian political history is as riotously funny as it is insightful about the symbolic nature of Western politics.
Bringing the works of Tarr and Akerman to modern America, Gus Van Sant’s drama about student life around a school shooting remains a vital work.
We reflect on the recently-departed actor and his greatest, and most challenging, creative partner.
We look back at Jim Jarmusch’s film debut and the way its sense of experimentation ripples through the rest of his career.