Even in a summer that's focused on creativity, with exceptional documentaries like "Amy" on Amy Winehouse and "What Happened, Miss Simone?" on Nina Simone, "Listen to Me Marlon" stands out. Autobiographical in nature, unconventional in structure, this is the story of Marlon Brando not as the world...
"Phoenix" is an intoxicating witches' brew, equal parts melodrama and moral parable, that audaciously mixes diverse elements to compelling, disturbing effect.
As an actor and producer, the "Mission: Impossible" series has been good to Tom Cruise, and he continues to return the favor.
Some films about young people are strictly kid stuff, but the excellent folks at the Criterion Collection have brought out DVDs of two films about childhood that are not just for children.
While it's never certain what the adult audience will embrace, having the great detective Sherlock Holmes on your team certainly gives you a leg up on the competition, which is one reason why the elegant Bill Condon-directed puzzler "Mr. Holmes" is approaching $7 million at the U.S. box office...
If you know anything about the history of American film, you know the name Dorothy Arzner. And no wonder.
"The Look of Silence" is a shocking and significant film, a further illumination of one of recent history's great horrors, a documentary that will make a difference in the world. It is also an exceptionally difficult film to actually watch.
She is all but unknown today, but in 1962, when a poll asked Americans what they thought of when they heard the name "Sophie," 95% answered "Tucker." An easygoing documentary, "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker," is a genial attempt to raise her current profile.