Imagine a vintage John Hughes teen movie, but with backstage orgies and three-day heroin binges.
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King Rocker could have been a story of failure, as the singer himself initially suggested, but instead Lee crafts it into a heart-warming tale of heroic endurance in the face of critical and commercial indifference.
The London-based Rovner’s engaging feature debut seeks to redress the testosterone-heavy history of machine-made symphonies by celebrating underrated, overlooked composers including Delia Derbyshire, Pauline Oliveros and Laurie Spiegel.
Widely mocked and reviled on its 1995 release, Showgirls soon exploded into a Chernobyl-sized catastrophe that remains culturally radioactive even 25 years later.
Demers unearths plenty of long-buried family secrets during his research for Une Femme, Ma Mère, but he never forgets his crucial role as a storyteller, and makes no firm claims on definitive journalistic truth.
As with all of Glazer’s films, The Fall combines high technical polish with strong aesthetic choices.
An emotionally raw depiction of working-class life in contemporary Scotland, Scheme Birds could easily have been just another depressingly drab slab of critic-friendly misery porn.
State Funeral is not a conventionally informative documentary. Its stately pace, repetitive rhythms and generous two-hours-plus running time all require patience and focus. But the film’s cumulative power lies in its understatement.
The feature debut of Chicago-based visual artists and cinematographers Meredith Zielke and Yoni Goldstein, A Machine to Live In is an impressionistic portrait of Brazil’s iconic federal capital Brasilia…