From troubled teens to murders in a maquiladora town, new films reflect the growing pressures of surviving in today's economic climate.
Governments, especially repressive ones that are worried about their people getting out of hand, tend to repress art, especially that which may be considered "subversive."
Is 2009 the year for questioning religion? My movie buddy and I, still full of questions from having seen "Religulous" earlier this year, saw "The Invention of Lying" and "A Serious Man" in early October.
Documentary films are often powerful in doing what typical mainstream media outfits can't: accidentally reveal truths.
My family had planned a movie day and it was a big debate between me, my husband and three sons about which movie we would see.