Brian De Palma

2016 presented some gripping documentaries and extraordinary visions

2016 presented some gripping documentaries and extraordinary visions

Our reviewers weigh in with lists of under-seen movies from 2016, as well as trends they’d like to see more and less of.

“De Palma”: Brilliant, oft-misunderstood director Brian De Palma talks to fellow filmmakers Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow about his tumultuous career, going movie by movie in a stripped-down documentary that doubles as the story of what happened to the early ’70s “New Hollywood” crowd once they started mixing art and show business.

“The Eyes of My Mother”: Shot in stark black-and-white, writer-director Nicolas Pesce’s debut film is like a deeply...

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