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  • Al Gore Still Inspires Humanity To Fight Climate Change
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    Al Gore Still Inspires Humanity To Fight Climate Change

    Do you think Al Gore gave up when climate deniers managed to stall efforts against climate change? As the sequel to the Al Gore film An Inconvenient Truth shows, our former Vice President believes it’s still not too late to unleash a renewable energy revolution. For those who want the inspiration of Al Gore but […]

  • The Life Story of J.P. De Joria And Life In Mid-1990s Manhattan
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    The Life Story of J.P. De Joria And Life In Mid-1990s Manhattan

    The amazing rags-to-riches story of famed entrepeneur Jean Paul de Joria might be the big film opening this week. But if so, the de Joria story has stiff competition from a 30th anniversary revival of James Ivory’s adaptation of a famed E.M. Forster novel. The other strong competitor will probably be an ensemble drama from […]

  • Jodorowsky As A Budding Poet In 1940s Chile
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    Jodorowsky As A Budding Poet In 1940s Chile

    Visually stunning film of the week honors go to Alejandro Jodorowsky for the newest installment of his cinematic autobiography. This new film takes the viewers to a surrealistic recounting of young Alejandro’s attempts to become a poet. Also noteworthy this week is a documentary about Harold and Lillian Michelson. Their names may be unfamiliar. But […]

  • Down With ISIS, A Ghost Unstuck In Time
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    Down With ISIS, A Ghost Unstuck In Time

    A documentary about citizen journalists revealing truths about ISIS to the world is just one of a trio of strong documentaries now in theaters. Errol Morris returns with a touching film about a portrait photographer friend. And the Roxie screens a strange but true story about a Yukon gold town and an amazing cinema trove. […]

  • Visits With Naughty Nuns And The Last Dalai Lama
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    Visits With Naughty Nuns And The Last Dalai Lama

    A 25-years-later documentary about the Dalai Lama is a highlight among the new art films. But don’t tell that to the Chinese government. Controversial for different reasons are two other new films. A raunchy update of some tales from The Decameron will upset more conservative Catholics. Meanwhile, a drama about a failed real-life assassination attempt […]