In this too-little and yet too-much slice of TV-ready cringe comedy, Ricky Gervais catches up with his unctuous “The Office” character, who’s trying to fulfill his rock-star dreams but just keeps digging deeper holes.
This striking, powerful and up-to-the-minute documentary about sex trafficking on the website Backpage enlists a deep bench of heavy-hitting politicos, journalists, victims and advocates to make its moral message.
Instead of telling a single feature-length story about one of the worst terrorist attacks in American history, this clear-eyed, “Frontline”-ish documentary sketches out the latticework of paranoia and hate that led up to it.
Gael García Bernal plays a make-believe police inspector hunting fugitive poet and politician Pablo Neruda during Chile’s 1948 right-wing crackdown in Pablo Larraín’s handsome, thoughtful and wisecracking metafictional lark.
Isabelle Huppert astonishes yet again as a teacher of philosophy who has to reinvent her life just when most people would be thinking of retiring in this steely, beautiful, intellectually hungry story from Mia Hansen-Løve.