We Are What We Are (Somos lo que hay) – Jorge Michel Grau, Mexico, 2010, 89 minutes Wikipedia description critic reviews via Metacritic We Are What We Are – Jim Mickle, USA, 2013, 105 minutes Wikipedia description critic reviews via Metacritic So many remakes, especially the most common kind—English-language versions of foreign-language horror films—seem...

There is just one special screening of note this week—the Atlantic Film Festival Summer of SuperHeroes outdoor screening series continues at the Halifax waterfront (Tall Ships Quay) with X-Men: First Class. Screening is at 9:05pm, preceded by the Siddhartha Fraser-directed short film Kona (2005). At Cineplex screens, the Winehouse doc Amy continues...

Sini Anderson, USA, 2013, 81 minutes Wikipedia description critic reviews via Metacritic Snappily edited, and brilliantly music-sequenced, this Kathleen Hanna bio-doc offers a fascinating story that is as much about a personal evolution through feminism as it is about music. Pop culture checkpoints in the film include Hanna contributing the title "Smells Like...

Errol Morris, USA, 1988, 103 minutes Wikipedia description critic reviews via Metacritic This documentary owes its outsized reputation not just to its groundbreaking/influential cinematic style, but more than anything to the fact that its indisputable analysis freed the wrongly-convicted Randall Adams, who had been sentenced to life in prison for a cop-killing...

Foxcatcher – Bennett Miller, USA, 2014, 134 minutes Wikipedia page critic reviews via Metacritic Moneyball – Bennett Miller, USA, 2011, 113 minutes Wikipedia description critic reviews via Metacritic In most reviews of Foxcatcher there is very little criticism of what's actually on screen. The few negative comments tend to focus on what's not there—and that might be because, for...

Girlhood – Liz Garbus, USA, 2003, 82 minutes IMDb page critic reviews via Metacritic Girlhood (Bande de filles) – Céline Sciamma, France, 2014, 113 minutes Wikipedia description critic reviews via Metacritic It was a pretty savvy move by Netflix, if it was a conscious decision, to add these two films around the same time as Richard Linklater's Boyhood. Then...