Jim Jarmusch reveals the sunnier side of New Jersey in "Paterson". His latest release starring Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani is a study of the beauty to be found in the banal and the poignant poetry of everyday life.
A new documentary turns the lens on Robert Mapplethorpe, the artist whose images caused outrage on the floor of the US Senate in the 1980s.
Film critic Lisa Nesselson muses on the mediocrity of televised singing contests as Isabelle Huppert plays a reluctant chanteuse in "Souvenir".
And we check out "The Sociologist and the Bear Cub", the documentary tackling tough questions with soft toys.