More from Stephen Farber
‘Rachel Hendrix’ Review: Director Victor Nuñez Makes Welcome Return With Poignant Drama
Lori Singer plays a novelist and professor still reeling from her husband's sudden death in this Florida-set character piece from the director of 'Ruby in Paradise' and 'Ulee's Gold.'
‘Seneca — On the Creation of Earthquakes’ Review: John Malkovich Travels Back to Nero’s Rome in Misconceived Historical Fantasy
Robert Schwentke directs a strong international cast that also includes Mary-Louise Parker, Geraldine Chaplin, Alexander Fehling and Todd Xander.
‘Of an Age’ Review: Small-Scale Gay Australian Romance Strikes Big Erotic Sparks
Elias Anton and Thom Green play two young men nursing an unexpected mutual attraction in Goran Stolevski's intimate film.
‘Shot in the Arm’ Review: A Pointed Documentary About the Anti-Vax Movement
Filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy and popular scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson joined forces to explore the history and deadly consequences of resistance to COVID (and other) vaccines.
Critics’ Picks: Cate Blanchett, Steven Spielberg Films Among the 15 Best of the Fall Festivals
Career highs from Blanchett and Colin Farrell, new docs by Laura Poitras and Werner Herzog, and Spielberg's moving cine-memoir are among THR critics’ 15 favorites from Venice, Telluride and Toronto.
‘Wildcat’ Review: A Wildlife Doc Full of Human Feeling
Filmmakers Melissa Lesh and Trevor Beck Frost lived in the Amazon jungle for several months to record the effort by a pair of young people to rescue and raise an ocelot.
‘The Corridors of Power’ Review: A Disturbing History of Genocide and Foreign Policy Failure
Dror Moreh's new documentary relies on impressive interviews with diplomats like Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Wesley Clark, Leon Panetta, and especially former UN Ambassador Samantha Power to fill in the story.
‘Sr.’ Review: Robert Downey Jr. Pays Affectionate Tribute to His Indie Film Pioneer Father
Director Chris Smith incorporates revealing interviews with family members and famous friends like Norman Lear and Alan Arkin in this portrait of Robert Downey Sr. that premiered at Telluride.
‘Merkel’ Review: A Thoughtful, Admiring Doc About a German Political Pioneer
German-born filmmaker Eva Weber gathers fresh interviews with figures like Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice and Tony Blair to fill in Merkel's achievements in this doc premiering at Telluride.
‘The Wonder’ Review: Florence Pugh Dazzles in Sebastian Lelio’s Mesmerizing Study of Faith and Abuse
Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones and newcomer Kila Lord Cassidy co-star in this drama set in famine-ravaged 1862 Ireland.
‘Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy’ Review: An Uneven Doc About a Groundbreaking Oscar Winner
Prominent documentary director Nancy Buirski tracked down several of the key players involved in John Schlesinger's 1969 film 'Midnight Cowboy' for this doc premiering in Venice.
Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson in ‘Father Stu’: Film Review
Jacki Weaver costars in a true story about a former boxer and two-bit actor who became an unlikely priest.