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Jay Weissberg, Variety

  1. I Killed My Mother 2013 There's much to praise, especially the oh-so-real dialogue, but true psychological penetration is lacking and Dolan's hunger to prove his talent results in a superfluity of styles. full review
  2. The Square 2013 The Square understands that the Revolution itself is a work in progress, and while its immediacy means it, too, will soon be superseded, it stands as a vigorous, useful account. full review
  3. More Than Honey 2012 Most striking in "Honey" are closeups of the bees in their hives, symbiotically working together in creating their new queen: Imhoof rightfully spends time detailing the extraordinary nature of bee social structure. full review
  4. Post Tenebras Lux 2012 The title, signifying "light after darkness," derives from the Latin translation of the Book of Job, an appropriate source given that a considerable amount of the prophet's proverbial patience is required. full review
  5. The City Dark 2011 An informative, well-rounded look at light pollution told with a star-gazing enthusiast's passion for his subject. full review
  6. Tales from the Golden Age 2011 [The directors'] youth and talent should allay fears that the country's film explosion is incapable of hitting a broad range of notes, and offer hope that more mainstream, home-grown offerings can spur cinema building within Romania. full review
  7. My Normal 2009 full review
  8. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue 2009 full review
  9. Were the World Mine 2008 The clunky script keeps pulling everything to an earthbound level well below the desired airy realm. full review
  10. Deficit 2007 full review
  11. Agnes and His Brothers 2004 In shuttling between drama and farce, more than a few balls get dropped. full review
  12. /titles/197830 full review
  13. /titles/197589 Four childhood friends from the slums are recruited by Islamic fundamentalists and turned into suicide bombers in Nabil Ayouch's affecting, strongly edited Horses of God. full review
  14. /titles/197689 Sure, some of these dames and geezers are fun, and it's heartening to see them pushing themselves for what's likely their last expedition, yet Gaynes forgets that even schmaltz needs salt and pepper. full review