Ed Rampell: Despite its Raymond Chandler-like title, The Big Sick is a Chicago-set dramedy about the inter-racial romance of a Pakistan-born wannabe standup comedian also named Kumail with the blonde Caucasoid Emily (Zoe Kazan), an all-American girl type.
Ed Rampell: The Oklahoma-born Wilma Mankiller cut her political teeth at the famous Alcatraz Occupation that began in 1969 and Jane Fonda participated in.
Robin Menken: The story is as small as the crabbed shack in which the central characters live for three decades.
Eric A. Gordon: When documentary filmmaker Sara Lamm learned as an adult that she was conceived via sperm donor, she became obsessed with finding this man, her “scientific” father.
Bill Meyer: Luscious hypnotic slow-moving pans of phenomenal architectural wonders, underscored by one of the most hip funk electronic music tracks, utilizing banging metal and arcing welding sounds, makes this film itself one of the most creative accomplishments about the very act of creativity.