Robert Koehler: Despite the horror and violence and hatred, this moment, too, is part of our world — and reaches beyond itself, reaches into the heart of every occupant of Planet Earth. I don’t know what it changes, but I know it opens a door.
Bill Meyer: An astounding new documentary, City of Ghosts shows the development of how ISIS came into the city and took control, filling the void caused by protest and battles against the Assad “regime” that forced the government’s retreat.
Ed Rampell: Afterimage is fundamentally a film about abstract artists versus apparatchiks, as painters battle bureaucrats and the secret police.
Bill Meyer: Most people today know little of what became of that little frightened child who was snatched from the grips of his Miami relatives to be returned to his family in Cuba.
Ed Rampell: Commune becomes a cautionary tale about what one wishes for and when those whims come true.