CENTERPIECE Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel sizzle in this indie romantic comedy that traces the course of an office romance in a nonlinear narrative spurred on by a rocking soundtrack.
The challenges of being placed in situations outside one’s comfort zone, whether physically or in one’s mind, is reflected in these penetrating presentations of life viewed from an outsider’s perspective. (TRT 109 min)
For a century, film critics have made the case for great films. Who will make the case for these ink-stained devotees? Enter Gerald Peary, who offers this stimulating tour through the rise, fall and reorientation of film criticism in the U.S.
Sofia, the titular heroine of this finely observed debut feature, is wrenched from her beloved France back to her family’s North African homeland, where she contends with issues of immigration and identity while seeking wisdom in the poems of Baudelaire.
Three middle-class teenage boys, stealing gasoline to go on an all-night joyride, are headed down the highway to hell in this provocative, nuanced story of adolescent angst.
The Devils and their soul music become a focus of youth rebellion in the repressive political climate of 1970s Korea. Go Go 70s crackles with energy and reverberates with soul classics as the Devils shout and shake their way to the top.
With a sharp eye and unwavering comic mastery, Ying Liang charts the social attitudes and tragic victims of the New China in the story of a man pressured by his wife and shady boss down a path of greed and corruption.
This affectionate patchwork of stories is about ordinary people—a social worker, a hairdresser, a bank loan officer, a classical musician—struggling to follow their dreams in the Chilean metropolis. Their lives are presented with such penetrating empathy that the film rises to the level of human comedy.
A shocking story of maternal desperation in which a new mom wills her stillborn child to life and is resolved to attend to its every need, including little Grace’s disturbing cravings for “special food.”
Seven experimental films variously make use of collage animation, puppets and 3D imagery to remind us of the fragility of life and the power of the moving-image medium. (TRT 85 min)