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Author: Bilge Ebiri

Film Review: Becoming Nobody

This film adds another chapter to the Ram Dass story through archival footage an…

Film Review: Honeyland

This movie about Europe's last wild beekeeper is complex, resonant, and visually…

Film Review: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

This powerful, poetic film shows the stunning beauty (and horrific impact) of hu…

Film Review: The Mustang

Superb acting and tight directing elevate this film about an inmate training a w…

Film Review: Genesis 2.0

Alternating between strikingly shot footage of ivory hunters in the New Siberian…

Film Review: A Quest for Meaning

a Ménardière and Nathanaël Coste, one a slick, successful bottled water salesman…

Film Review: Symbiotic Earth

How Lynn Margulis Rocked the Boat and Started a Scientific Revolution

Film Review: What They Had

Terrific performances and an authentic portrait of a heartbreaking illness mark …

Film Review: The Providers

“Last year, 70,000 deaths in rural America could have been prevented with better…

Film Review: Weed The People

Its playful title notwithstanding, Weed the People is a tough watch—but it…

Film Review: Cielo

Alison McAlpine’s visually ravishing documentary takes us to the Atacama Desert …

Film Review: Inventing Tomorrow

Can kids save the world? They might have to. In Laura Nix’s absorbing documentar…

FIlm Review: City of Joy

The “city of joy” referred to in the title of Madeleine Gavin’s documentary is n…

Film Review: Sunday's Illness

AN INTIMATE FAMILY DRAMA shot like a slow-burn horror movie, Spanish director Ra…

Film Review: Gauguin

Voyage to Tahiti

Film Review: Strangers on the Earth

TRISTAN COOK’S intriguingly conceived documentary follows the American cellist D…

Film Review: Far from the Tree

EVERY PARENT at some point has to contend with the fact that their child is a di…

Film Review: The Seagull

MICHAEL MAYER’S frantic but atmospheric new film version of the classic play sti…

Film Review: Mantra

Sounds into Silence

Film Review: Itzhak

THE GREAT Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman makes for a lively guide to …

Film Review: Quest

SHOT OVER the course of nearly a decade, Jonathan Olshefski’s absorbing, often h…

Film Review: The Departure

Each unanswered call could be one more person on the edge who desperately needs …

Film Review: The Divine Order

As she gradually finds her voice, the women around her join forces in solidarity…

Film Review: What Lies Upstream

The cynical collusion between corporations and government to gut the regulations…

Film Review: Human Flow

The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s immensely ambitious new documentary exp…

Film Review: One of Us

“Nobody leaves unless they’re willing to pay the price,” says one subject in Hei…

Film Review: Jane

Brett Morgen’s thoroughly absorbing documentary about the life and career of wor…

Film Review: Year by the Sea

“What if something happens to you out there, all alone?” “That’s the whole point…

Film Review: Te Ata

This handsome, well-mounted biopic of Frances Thompson Fisher, a Chickasaw actre…

Film Review: Walk With Me

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch (his rich, mellifluous baritone is immediately …

Film Review: Chasing Coral

Jeff Orlowski’s suspenseful and heartbreaking documentary focuses on the phenome…

Film Review: Marie Curie

The Courage of Knowledge

Film Review: In Pursuit of Silence

What exactly is silence? Patrick Shen’s hypnotic documentary, shot around the wo…

Film Review: Sacred

Director Thomas Lennon’s film examines the role of faith by following various ri…

Film Review: Nise: The Heart of Madness

Nise da Silveira was a Brazilian psychiatrist who revolutionized the way mental …

Film Review: The Resilient Heart

Dr. Valentin Fuster has dedicated his life to promoting cardiovascular health, a…

Film Review: Bending the Arc

Bending the ArcKief Davidson and Pedro KosImpact Partners FilmThis is a great, g…

Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your NegroRaoul PeckVelvet FilmAt the time of his death in 1987, the gr…

Film Review: 100 YEARS: One Woman’s Fight for Justice

100 YEARS: One Woman’s Fight for JusticeMelinda JankoFire in the Belly Productio…

Film Review: Serenade for Haiti

Serenade for HaitiOwsley BrownOwsley Brown PresentsOver the years, Sainte Trinit…

Film Review: Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America

Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & AmericaMatt OrnsteinSound & Vis…

Film Review: Seed: The Untold Story

Seed: The Untold StoryJon Betz and Taggart SiegelCollective Eye FilmsDocumentari…

Film Review: Before the Flood

Before the FloodFisher StevensNational GeographicMovie star and longtime environ…

Film Review: Seasons

SeasonsJacques Perrin and Jacques CluzaudMusic Box FilmsDirectors Jacques Perrin…

Film Review: Landfill Harmonic

Landfill HarmonicGraham Townsley and Brad AllgoodMeetai FilmsThe Recycled Orches…

Film Review: Circle of Poison

Circle of PoisonEvan Mascagni and Shannon PostCollective Eye FilmsThe “circle of…

Film Review: A Tale of Love and Darkness

A Tale of Love and DarknessNatalie PortmanFocus FeaturesAdapted from Israeli wri…

Film Review: After Spring

After SpringDirected by Ellen Martinez and Steph ChingBusBoy ProductionsDoc…

Film Review: HappyFilm

HappyFilmDirected by Ben Nabors, Stefan Sagmeister, Hillman CurtisSoSo Productio…

Film Review: Bugs

BugsDirected by Andreas JohnsenRosforth FilmsOpening with a culinary feast invol…

Film Review: Catching the Sun

Catching the SunThe Race for the Clean Energy FutureShalini Kantayya7th Emp…

Film Review: Love Is a Verb

Love Is a VerbTerry Spencer Hesser and Stephan MazurekDark Sky FilmsThe Muslim t…

Film Review: The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West

The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey WestBarry StrugatzFirst Run FeaturesIn 1964, a …

The Lyric Mind

Stephen Sondheim and Steven Pinker talk about music and language at the Rubin Museum of Art

Film Review: They Will Have to Kill Us First

They Will Have to Kill Us FirstJohanna SchwartzTogether FilmsJohanna Schwartz’s …

Film Review: The Seer

The SeerA Portrait of Wendell BerryLaura DunnTwo Birds FilmDirector Laura Dunn’s…

Film Review: Paths of the Soul

Paths of the SoulZhang WangLETV PicturesChinese director Zhang Wang’s hypnotic f…

Film Review: The C Word

The C WordMeghan O’HaraZorro and Me FilmsThe “C word” is, of course, “cancer,” a…

Film Review: He Named Me Malala

He Named Me MalalaDirected by Davis GuggenheimFox Searchlight PicturesThe terrif…

Film Review: Shelter

ShelterDirected by Paul BettanyScreen Media FilmsIn this gritty, nerve-wracking …

Film Review: This Changes Everything

This Changes EverythingAvi LewisAbramoramaThere have been hundreds of environmen…

Film Review: The Human Face of Big Data

The Human Face of Big DataSandy SmolanRoco FilmsSandy Smolan’s documentary plays…

Film Review: The Pearl Button

The Pearl ButtonPatricio GuzmanKino LorberThe Chilean director Patricio Guzman h…

Film Review: The Man Who Saved the World

The Man Who Saved the WorldPeter AnthonyStatement FilmIt might be hard to believ…

Film Review: The Armor of Light

The Armor of LightAbigail DisneyFork FilmsAbigail Disney’s emotionally overwhelm…

Film Review: Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran’s The ProphetDirected by Roger AllersGKIDSThere are few things in …

Film Review: The Search for Freedom

Directed by Jon LongITM FILM AND THE EARTH NETWORKWe’ve gotten lots of documenta…

Film Review: Paulo Coelho’s Best Story

Paulo Coelho’s Best StoryDirected by Daniel AugustoMUSIC BOX FILMSThis biopic ab…

Film Review: Planetary

PlanetaryDirected by Guy ReidPLANETARY COLLECTIVEDirector Guy Reid’s documentary…

Film Review: Natural Resistance

Natural ResistanceDirected by Jonathan NossiterGOATWORKS FILMSMore than a decade…

Film Review: Aloft

AloftDirected by Claudia LlosaSONY PICTURE CLASSICSPeruvian director Claudia Llo…

Film Review: The Human Experiment

The Human ExperimentDirected by Don Hardy and Dana NachmanKTFFilmsThe “experimen…

Film Review: We Are the Giant

We Are the GiantDirected by Greg BarkerMusic Box FilmsGreg Barker’s documentary …

Film Review: Because I Was a Painter

Because I Was a PainterDirected by Christophe CognetUNIFRANCE FILMSChristophe Co…

Film Review: Food Chains

Food ChainsDirected by Sanjay RawalSCREEN MEDIA The ghastly labor practices…

Film Review: Remote Area Medical

Remote Area MedicalDirected by Jeff Reichert, Farihah ZamanCANDESCENT FILMSThe t…

Film Review: A Will For The Woods

A Will for the WoodsDirected by Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan, Tony Hale, and B…

Film Review: The Plot for Peace

The Plot for PeaceDirected by Mandy Jacobson and Carlos AgulloTrinity FilmJean-Y…

Film Review: The Connection

The ConnectionDirected by Shannon HarveyElemental MediaJournalist Shannon Harvey…

Film Review: Pelican Dreams

Pelican DreamsDirected by Judy IrvingIn 2005, in The Wild Parrots of Telegraph H…

Film Review: Faith Connections

Faith ConnectionsDirected by Pan NalinThe Hindu pilgrimage and ritual of the Kum…

Telling the Story of Europe's Roma

A new film explores the struggle of “Gypsies” in the Holocaust and today.

Creative Clash

Director Jessica Habie speaks about her new film Mars at Sunrise, her story of imprisoned Palestinian painter Khaled, and his Israeli interrogator Eyal, himself a frustrated artist.

Film Review: Band of Sisters

This new documentary by debut filmmaker Mary Fishman offers an informative look …

Film Review: Symphony of the Soil

Symphony of the SoilDirected by Deborah Koons GarciaIn theory, director Deborah …

Film Review: Zaytoun

Directed by Eran RiklisIn Israeli director Eran Riklis’s sensitive drama, Fahed …

Film Review: Inuk

Directed by Mike MagidsonInuk opens on a haunting scene from its protagonist’s c…

Film Review: GMO OMG

Directed by Jeremy SeifertJeremy Seifert’s advocacy documentary GMO OMG isn’t th…

Film Review: Unacceptable Levels - Do You Know What's in Your Water Supply?

DIRECTED BY ED BROWNDirector Ed Brown is not your typical activist, nor is he on…

Free the Mind

Directed by Phie AmboWe’ve seen plenty of documentaries that seek to reveal the …

Bidder 70

Directed by Beth Gage and George GageIn 2008, the environmental activist Tim DeC…

Hannah Arendt

Directed by Margarethe von TrottaMargarethe von Trotta’s new film about the secu…

A Fierce Green Fire

Directed by Mark KitchellMark Kitchell’s documentary about the history of the en…

Free China: The Courage to Believe

Directed by Michael PerlmanThe crackdown in China on practitioners of the spirit…

Elemental

Directed by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee and Gayatri RoshanElemental traces the stories …

Kon Tiki

Directed by Joachim Ronning, Espen SandbergKONTIKIFILMEN.COMNorwegian adventurer…

The Other Side of the Ice

Directed by Sprague TheobaldNORTHWESTPASSAGEFILM.COMIn 2009, author and fil…

To the Wonder

Directed by Terrence MalickMAGPICTURES.COM/TOTHEWONDERTo the wonder, an ethereal…

Hava Nagila

Directed by Roberta GrossmanHAVANAGILAMOVIE.COMEverybody knows the song “Ha…

Chasing Ice

Directed by Jeff OrlowskiChasingIce.comNever has so much beauty held this much d…

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