Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks


A smartly provocative dissection of the entertainment business, a haunting meditation on memory and loss, Oscar nominee Timbuktu for best foreign film is leisurely paced but accessible, White God is doggone good.

LJ Media Reviews: September 15, 2015


Big fiction from Child, Deveraux, Lee, and L’Amour, coming-of-age Visions and Revisions. Top documentary Iris, shades of Susan Sontag, John Penton. Fast Scans of Clouds of Sils Maria, Woman in Gold, and more.

For All Audiences: the LGBT Experience, the Aftermath of 9/11, Holocaust Histories, Plus Fast Scans | Video Reviews, November 15, 2014


Interviews with men and women elected to public office who are openly LGBT, the life and work of Noam Chomsky, one of the backstories of September 11, 2001, the fate of Jewish children in Belgium who escaped the Holocaust.

Controversial Issues, Architectural Innovation, Beatlemania, Fast Scans, & More | Video Reviews


After Tiller is an important, sensitive, clear-eyed look at doctors and clinics in the center of the antiabortion movement, a forthright and thought-provoking look at a contentious issue, an iconic mid-century modern masterpiece.

Cold War History, the Life of Ward, Trials of Ali, plus Fast Scans & Trailers | Video Reviews


An engaging examination of the influence of Western TV, an overdue reminder of what remains singular about Lynd Ward, a fascinating look into how Ali overcame prejudice through the courage of his convictions, and much more

Directors Tornatore, Sorrentino, Kurosawa, & Offbeat Zizek | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks

The Great Beauty

From The Hidden Fortress and Throne of Blood to Bettie Page Reveals All to The Best Offer

Top Foreign & Indie Picks | Fast Scans


All Is Lost for viewers who like realism in their adventures, a visual feast, Mr. Nobody challenges but does not confound, Nebraska is worthy of its multiple Oscar nods, A Perfect Man breaks formulaic dramedies

Top Foreign & Indie Picks | Fast Scans


Jean-Marc Vallee’s expressionistic meditation on obsessive love; Martin Scorsese’s restored versions of seldom seen but important films; the second of Michaelangelo Antonioni’s “alienation trilogy”; Stuart Blumberg proves adept behind the lens; an escape from the slums of Havana in Lucy Mulloy’s feature-film debut

Fast Scans | January 2014


A character-driven Attack, two films by Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray, The Broken, one of Film Movement’s finest, The Hunt for respect, and a beyond-the-pale guilty Passion

Fast Scans | June 15, 2013


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