Now that is some question — one filmmaker Maxine Trump (no relation to you-know-who) asks herself, and many others, in this documentary. Almost as soon as Trump turns on the camera, she turns the camera on herself, revealing abdominal scars from long-ago surgery that could complicate matters should she ever want to have children.Read more
Eat your heart out, Gunga Din. You and all the other Indian characters of the Hollywood raj had to stand by while Cary Grant, Gary Cooper and Tyrone Power led the charge in such adventure tales as Gunga Din, Lives of a Bengal Lancer and King of the Khyber Rifles. But now, along comes The Warrior Queen of Jhansi to shift the focus from a British to an Indian perspective.Read more
There are times when this coming-of-age drama — about an often-overwhelmed teen struggling to deal with her father, a troubled Iraq War veteran — plays like an inadvertent variation on 2018’s powerful Leave No Trace. Yet this feature debut from writer-director Annabelle Attanasio, fresh from the festival circuit, overcomes a somewhat derivative storyline to forge its own strong identity.Read more
“A little gift from me to me.” That’s how A Fish in the Bathtub’s Sam Kaplan describes the title creature.
It also serves as an apt characterization of the movie itself, a long-delayed gift from gifted filmmaker Joan Micklin Silver. A Fish in the Bathtub debuted before the turn of the millennium. The 20th-anniversary restoration deftly illustrates Silver’s timeless talents — and time’s inevitable toll.
If you consider film to be a strictly visual medium, you don’t know the half of it. At least not until you see Making Waves. Subtitled The Art of Cinematic Sound, this movie buff’s dream of a documentary develops a compelling exploration — and celebration — of sound on screen.Read more
Just because a movie’s based on a true story doesn’t mean it’s entirely truthful. That’s certainly true of Miss Virginia, a fact-based drama about a single mother who turns community activist to save her son — and, by extension, other sons and daughters — from the mean streets of turn-of-the-millennium Washington, D.C.Read more
Funny thing about the word “funny.” Sometime it means “ha ha.” Sometimes it means “strange.” And sometimes, as in Greener Grass, it means both. This deadpan, absurdist black comedy could be titled The Surreal Housewives of Stepford.Read more
Draug has more gore in store for you.
A chiller marking the feature debuts of writer-directors Klas Persson and Karin Engman, Draug mixes familiar horror elements — including those oh-so-trendy walking dead — with mythology straight from an old Viking saga.Read more
Ripped from the headlines. Ripped from your family. Both statements apply to Collisions, a topical drama that explores one family’s confrontation with current U.S. immigration policy.Read more
A place for everything and everything in its place. That tidy cliche may make sense in a good-housekeeping context. But it doesn’t quite work as a philosophy of life — which the stoic title character discovers in the genial, if undeniably formulaic, Britt-Marie Was Here.Read more