• Alamar (NR)

    Less a documentary than a naturalistic prose poem, this Mexican feature reveals in all its hardship and beauty a vanishing way of life: the daily work of fishermen who ply the giant coastal reefs of Mexico's Edenic Banco Chinchorro. more...
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  • The Island Inside (NR)

    Discomfiting but riveting, this 2009 cocktail of psychodrama and pitch-black farce is tightly focused on a supremely dysfunctional family of codependents living in the discordantly beautiful Canary Islands. more...
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  • Mugabe and the White African (NR)

    The notion that only whites can be racist barely survives this riveting 2009 documentary about Michael Campbell, a humble and honorable Caucasian farmer who acquired his large land holdings in 1980, after the black takeover of Zimbabwe, and ever since then has been fighting the efforts of President Robert Mugabe to violently displace him. more...
  • Bomber (NR)

    Comparisons to Little Miss Sunshine are all but inevitable, but this trenchant and truthful indie comedy masterpiece about a dysfunctional family on a road trip blows that funny little picture out of the water. more...
  • La Vérité (NR)

    A smash hit in France and an Oscar nominee in the U.S., this 1960 courtroom drama was the last big success for writer-director Henri-Georges Clouzot, whose jaundiced view of humanity resonated in such classic mysteries as The Raven (1943) and Diabolique (1955). more...
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  • Summer in Genoa (NR)

    Michael Winterbottom's 2008 drama suffers from an ending that seems abrupt, even arbitrary, but that may be partly because the characters' dire emotional issues are inherently irresolvable. more...