Through presenting a treasure chest of archival footage featuring Tibetan Buddhist leader Chogyam Trungpa, plus interviews with those closest to him and those most fascinated by him, this finely shot and edited documentary gives some insight into the teachings of a controversial figure.
The one-act rock musical featuring the songs of Green Day is infectious, poignant, and an unlikely but perfect marriage of punk and Broadway.
Melancholy, shot and told with stunning depth, and highlighted by impressive performances from Michelle Williams and the supporting cast, Sarah Polley's dramedy is a bold and emotional journey of one character and the realizations she makes about intimacy and love.
The co-writer of the 2009's 'Star Trek' makes his directorial debut and puts their Captain Kirk front-and-center in this moving film that balances genuine humor and very layered family drama, for possibly one of the year's best so far (And will probably be underrated) thanks to a smart script, excellent cast, and pretty much everything else.
Glitzy and somewhat fun in a campy way, those qualities still can't make the film adaptation of the hit musical rock solid---though the tunes that drive it and Tom Cruise's portrayal of a dazed rock star light it up.