Grassroots activists fight political entrenchment in this inspiring documentary.
America’s first Muslim-majority city learns the limits (and victories) of multiculturalism.
Spike Lee’s hamfisted misfire throws everything at the kitchen sink – income inequality, Watergate, lesbian stud service – and none of it sticks.
Spike Lee’s third film is a caustic, exuberant exploration of the politics of race in the ’80s, from colorism to the effectiveness of activism.
From Jed Bartlet to CJ Cregg to Losh Lyman, we elect one of Aaron Sorkin’s quick-witted White House wonks from The West Wing to our Hall of Faces.
Today’s CIFF Dispatch looks at documentaries My Father and Me and The Human Factor, character drama Litigante and rape thriller Instinct.
Today’s CIFF dispatch sees reviews of Forman vs. Forman, Gloria Mundi, I Lost My Body, Let There Be Light, and Extracurricular.
Tone-deaf obviousness and blunt-force capitalist critiques plague Morris’ latest, letting down its good intentions with disappointing bluntness.
Janice Engel’s sprightly doc is more appreciation for the acclaimed journalist than activism, and that’s a good thing.
Sameh Zoabi’s politically-charged satire of Palestinian soap operas works better as farce than social polemic.
Streaming services grant unprecedented access to films normally outside the reach of most moviegoers. But can the technical experience of watching them do them a disservice?
Werner Herzog’s look at the Soviet Union’s last leader is fascinatingly apolitical, but lacks insight as a result.
Against all odds, Jonathan Levine manages to transform a stoner comedy with Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron into a charmingly sweet political romance.
Day 2 of Chicago’s documentary film festival displays films about iconic journalist Mike Wallace and the trials and tribulations of a family struggling to provide private EMT care in Mexico City.
Following the budding political careers of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and others, Rachel Lears presents a frequently-exciting doc about their rise to power.
Alison Klayman delves deep into the disturbing nihilism of the Breitbart figure in this occasionally uneven, but compelling documentary.
Adama? Roslin? Starbuck? Baltar? Four TV critics hash out which character from Ronald D. Moore’s political sci-fi drama […]
Two insightful docs about the pitfalls of modern technology pair with a tepid Adam Driver-led political drama and Tim-and-Eric-style comedy at Sundance.