Tom McCarthy’s Stillwater is straightforward but not didactic about the unthinking privilege of its blue-collar protagonist and the damage he causes.
Sultry, hypnotic, and quietly ruthless, Jacques Deray’s La Piscine is a slow-burner rife with impossible beauty and turbulent emotion.
Lionel Jeffries’ film version of Edith Nesbit’s The Railway Children is rich with a charm rooted in a bedrock of social awareness as hard as Charles Dickens.
Based on interviews with Ted Bundy, director Amber Sealey’s drama, No Man of God, questions whether a monster is worthy of absolution.
Director Pan Nalin on the filmmakers that have touched his creative spirit and the liberation of a childlike point-of-view in The Last Film Show.
Director Jonathan Cuartas talks with PopMatters about his debut feature film My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To, which looks at victims America doesn’t care about.
Chris Brancato talks about addressing today’s hot-topic social issues through the lens of the ’60s in the television series, Godfather of Harlem.