First Cow

Unique in narrative structure, poetic in tone, evocative of American history, and substantial as a retelling of America's capitalistic nature and quest for prosperity, Kelly Reichardt's "First Cow" is nothing [...]

The Truth

The estranged mother-daughter movie is often explored in indie cinema (Recently: The exceptional "Miss Juneteenth.") Rare is the masterwork, like Bergman's "Autumn Sonata," that depicts a mother and daughter who [...]

Miss Juneteenth

Just when you thought filmmaking needed stronger and more diverse voices, both in Hollywood and indie cinema, along comes the perfect timing of "Miss Juneteenth", an enormously enjoyable celebration about [...]

Babyteeth

The first thing to be said about “Babyteeth” is that newcomer Shannon Murphy has crafted a very impressive feature film debut, after a decade of directing mostly TV shows and [...]

Da 5 Bloods

“Da 5 Bloods,” Spike Lee's follow-up to his Oscar adaptation of “BlacKkKlansman,” is another impassioned and timely rendition of the challenges of our modern era. Top-lined by Delroy Lindo, who [...]

Shirley

Elisabeth Moss is on a streak of many first-rate performances as of late. See her in "The Invisible Man," "Her Smell," and "Queen of Earth." She once again delivers another [...]

End of Sentence

It has taken the newcomer producer-turned-director Elfar Adalsteins eight years to get his debut feature film off the ground, aptly titled "End of Sentence."His first feature is an overly familiar but multi-nuanced melodrama about the fragile relationship between a father and son (superbly played by John Hawkes and Logan Lerman), whose vulnerabilities and dynamics go through transitions and reconciliation upon their trip from [...]

The Lovebirds

In an alternate reality, The Lovebirds would have opened in theaters nationwide the first week of April. However, we don't live in that world and after the pandemic delayed every [...]