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Weiner

An engrossing and invaluable artifact of how politics, the media and digital information combine and collide in an age unbound by limits on our curiosity.
The life and death of soul singer Amy Winehouse is documented in the new movie "Amy" (2015).

Amy

This searing and revealing portrait of Amy Winehouse reveals the beautiful soul behind the tabloid caricature; one of the year's best documentaries.

"Borderless" (2015), an Iranian film about mercy and kindness in the face of war, is now playing at the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: Borderless

"Borderless" is a story of human decency and survival couched in the somber truth of life in a war zone.
"Dust" (2014), a science fantasy short film directed by Mike Grier and starring Masashi Odate, is now playing at the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: Dust

"Dust" is a science-fantasy short film that delivers more imagination, style and substance than most big-budget Hollywood productions.

"The Gnomist" (2015), a documentary short about the power of art, imagination, and community, is now playing at the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: The Gnomist

“The Gnomist” explores how the shared experiences of art and imagination can create a magical sense of hope and community.
"The Art of Richard Thompson" (2015), now playing at the Heartland Film Festival, is an informative retrospective documentary on the career of the Washington Post and "Cul de Sac" cartoonist.

Heartland: The Art of Richard Thompson

"The Art of Richard Thompson" is an informative retrospective on the career of the "Cul de Sac" creator and Washington Post cartoonist.

Thatcher Robinson and Paul Stanko star in "Superior," (2015) directed by Edd Benda and a selection of the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: Superior

"Superior" is a coming-of-age story that, like its characters, lacks the maturity to realize its own purpose or potential.
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Buried Treasures: Cookie’s Fortune

But in 1999, Altman tried something a bit unique – he directed a motion picture with a plot. One plot. One story. A comparatively small cast of characters. "Cookie's Fortune" is Altman’s funniest picture since “M*A*S*H."

"Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck" (2015) is a new documentary that takes you on a tour of the enchanting world of one of America's greatest unsung artists.

Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck

“Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck” is an enchanting tour of the mind of a craftsman who builds beguiling fantasy worlds out of limitless ingenuity.
The life and death of soul singer Amy Winehouse is documented in the new movie "Amy" (2015).

Amy

The turbulent and tragic life and death of soul singer Amy Winehouse is laid bare with shocking clarity in "Amy," a new documentary biopic directed by Asif Kapadia.

Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman play a father and son trying to survive a mobster's wrath in "Run All Night," a 2015 Warner Brothers release.

Run All Night

A well-made movie that could have been better, in which the quiet, talkie parts are more interesting than the mayhem.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson returns as DSS Agent Luke Hobbs in "Furious Seven," a 2015 Universal Pictures release directed by James Wan.

Furious Seven

It respectfully sends off Paul Walker amid momentum microbursts, but "Furious Seven" feels more like joyless, obligatory due diligence than a fun thrill ride.

Liam Neeson is a father trying to save his son from a mobster's wrath in "Run All Night," a 2015 Warner Brothers release.

Run All Night

Wheezing, limping and lumbering all night much more than it runs, Liam Neeson's most arthritic action movie to date isn't one with a number wedged in its title.
Sharlto Copley provides the motion-capture performance and voice of the robotic title character in "Chappie," a 2015 Columbia Pictures release directed by Neill Blomkamp.

Chappie

"Chappie" is neither the easy kind of bad nor the sort from which co-writer / director Neill Blomkamp can't bounce back ... but damn, does it hurt to watch.