Ed Rampell: The cinematic style of this funny semi-autobiographical film is interesting in that Ivana plays a version of herself, as do her mother, father, grandmother and others in a mostly nonprofessional cast.
Bill Meyer: It’s refreshing to hear the story from the Cuban side, which instead justifies the shooting down of planes that were heading to Cuba to commit sabotage, attempting to create panic and resulting in deaths of innocent Cubans.
Ed Rampell: By inserting supernatural and detective story elements into her movie, with ghostly and zombie-like effects, Diop presumably makes Atlantics more accessible to non-African moviegoers.
Ed Rampell: Made for the History Channel, Kopple’s latest documentary Desert One chronicles the ill-conceived, ill-fated April 1980 U.S. military mission to attempt to rescue 50-ish hostages being held in the U.S. Embassy at Teheran.
Ed Rampell: Scorsese – who is in his mid-seventies now – has created a rumination on aging, and at about four hours-long you’ll feel as if you’ve aged after sitting through this sprawling saga.