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Ajami — Film Review

The fact that first-time co-directors Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani used a mostly nonprofessional cast and shot "Ajami" on location, sometimes without a script, gives their film a raw, realistic…

The End of Poverty? — Film Review

This refreshingly straightforward documentary gives the world-history "backstory" (and continuing story) of why so many people live so poorly and die of malnutrition in abundant societies.

Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt with Nazis — Film Review

"Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt with Nazis" is a compelling but lopsided documentary that is best viewed by reading between the lines.

Lord Save Us From Your Followers — Film Review

Like a more genial, "balanced" version of "Religulous," "Lord Save Us From Your Followers" covers similar ground about religious hypocrisy in the modern Western world while also giving due deference…

Crude — Film Review

Berlinger's reputation as a skilled filmmaker-journalist and the topical subject matter make "Crude" must-viewing for those who care about the planet.

California Company Town — Film Review

"California Company Town" uses a deadpan, controlled tone to savagely attack the failures of capitalism and its impact on the American landscape.

The Big Shot-Caller — Film Review

From its awkward, ambiguous title to its lack of charismatic performers, this minor drama doesn't have many commercial prospects.

Revue — Film Review

Part vaudeville show, part political Passing Parade, "Revue" neatly captures the oppressive nature of government-sanctioned art in Khrushchev-era Russia.