Tom McCarthy’s Stillwater is straightforward but not didactic about the unthinking privilege of its blue-collar protagonist and the damage he causes.
Director Jamila Wignot adds to the cultural archive with Ailey, her documentary about innovative dance choreographer Alvin Ailey, a man ahead of his time.
Sultry, hypnotic, and quietly ruthless, Jacques Deray’s La Piscine is a slow-burner rife with impossible beauty and turbulent emotion.
Director Marc Isaacs talks with PopMatters about his documentary, The Filmmaker’s House, and the creative ‘grey area’ in filmmaking.
An airborne virus infects the cogs in the capitalist machine in George Seaton’s What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? and makes people subversively happy.
Director Antonia Kilian talks with PopMatters about unveiling the complexities of life in Northern Syria, especially for women, in The Other Side of the River.