Leaving Home, Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank is a documentary that has been completed since 2004, but it’s only seeing the light of day this year.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw doubles down on the silly stupidity that made its predecessors so memorable, while playing some of the franchise’s corniest and most groan worthy dramatic impulses for intentional laughs instead of the unintended sort.
Honeyland has become one of the most talked about documentaries of the year, and it’s not hard to see why.
An enriching and visually dazzling take on the traditional heist movie template, director and co-writer Alonso Ruizpalacios’ Museo boasts a fascinating, unusual, and frequently thrilling story that’s delivered by a young filmmaker operating at the top of his game.
David Crosby: Remember My Name is more brutally honest and moving than all of this year’s other music docs put together.
The lazy, predictable, and uninspired espionage thriller The Red Sea Diving Resort gets off to a start so horrifically flat and laughably laboured that most savvy moviegoers (meaning anyone who knows how a story should be told, framed, or executed) would probably shut it off within the first ten minutes. It never fully recovers.
The Stone Speakers, the first feature length documentary from Bosnian-Canadian filmmaker Igor Drljaca, takes a low key, but emotionally powerful look at his native country’s current troubles through the lens of its booming and unlikely tourism industry.
The Israeli melodrama The Other Story has a great core idea that’s executed with such brazen and over the top emotional manipulation that one almost wants to press assault charges against it.
Harmless, but ineffective, the feel-good drama Astronaut almost takes off thanks to its lofty premise only to come crashing back down to earth due to an inconsistent tone.
The sporting biography Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable is the kind of documentary that earns a lot of good will simply by being a film that has genuine people speaking honestly about their lives and struggles.