• New
    The Secret to a Happy Ending (NR)

    In this profile of southern rockers the Drive-By Truckers, director Barr Weissman commits all the usual errors of the music documentary, most damnably cutting away to talking-head interviews during performances that fully speak for themselves. more...
  • The Silence of the Flies
  • New
    The Silence of the Flies (NR)

    At the beginning of this Venezuelan documentary (2013), an onscreen title announces that reported instances of suicide in remote Andean communities have risen steadily over the past two decades; what follows is not a journalistic account but rather a poetic meditation on the social repercussions of the crisis. more...
  • New
    Sing Your Song (NR)

    Released in tandem with Harry Belafonte's memoir, My Song, this fascinating 2011 documentary about the entertainer, activist, and humanitarian can hardly be called objective: it was produced by his daughter Gina, includes his own scripted voice-over narration, and skips over recent statements that have landed him in hot water (labeling President Bush a terrorist, referring to Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice as "house slaves"). more...
  • New
    Sirius (NR)

    Czech director Frantisek Vlacil is best known for his medieval epics (The Devil's Trap, Marketa Lazarova, The Valley of the Bees), but this modest 1974 children's film shows he could also excel on a smaller scale. more...
  • New
    Skirt Day (NR)

    Isabelle Adjani stars as a French literature instructor, recently separated from her husband, who’s driven to the breaking point by her buffoonish principal and wildly insubordinate students. more...
    • Tags:
  • New
    Sleeping and Waking (NR)

    Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, an academic and artist (Jeff Allin) submits to an experimental procedure that saves his life but leaves him wondering why he bothered: as far as he can tell, the real man died on the operating table and the one who walked away has no idea what to do with his new lease on life. more...
  • New
    The Snowtown Murders (NR)

    Your appreciation of this Australian horror movie—based on a series of gruesome murders that took place in an Adelaide suburb in the 1990s--will depend on whether you think its artistry justifies its unrelenting ugliness. more...
  • New
    Sons of Cuba (NR)

    Cuba owes its enduring dominance in Olympic boxing to the fact that the state grooms promising fighters from the age of nine at a special boarding school called the Havana Boxing Academy. more...
  • New
    Spoken Word (NR)

    Returning to his isolated New Mexico hometown to visit his dying father, a hotshot San Francisco poetry-slam artist (Kuno Becker) quickly reverts to abusing drugs and booze, which hastened his departure three years earlier. more...
    • Tags:
  • New
    Stay the Same Never Change (NR)

    While earning an MFA at Yale, video artist Laurel Nakadate would tape studies of older men from town who tried to pick her up, and her work inspired this 2009 drama about a restless voyeur who cruises Kansas City looking for teenage girls. more...
    • Tags:
  • New
    Stigmata (NR)

    A lumbering bartender wakes up one morning with wounds on his palms that won't heal, and needless to say, people start treating him differently. more...