Shot and largely cast on location, Chloe Zhao's debut feature is a very low-key portrait of life on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Expected satire of religious gullibility and charlatanism proves toothless; worse, a cast of very funny people is given very little funny to do.
Prashant Nair's sophomore feature is a straightforward, ingratiating drama that builds toward a satisfyingly expansive close.
Jennifer Phang's first feature since 2008's "Half-Life" is another thinking person's sci-fi tale, this one expanding upon her 2012 short of the same title.
This likably wiseass horror-comedy sports the kind of droll humor that springs from what seems like improvisational riffing from a cast of assured comic hands.
Israeli drama plays out an unsettling scenario of underage sexuality in enigmatic, almost dreamlike terms.
Lamberto Sanfelice's debut feature is a well-crafted if incompletely satisfying drama whose character study intrigues but ultimately feels somewhat frustratingly underdeveloped.
"Homesick" approaches the topic of incest sans sensationalism — but without much dramatic impact, either.
Uninspired thriller "Body" finds a trio of young women panicking when their pranksome holiday hijinks result in an accidental death.
Ryan Wise's docu pays bemusedly affectionate tribute to a no longer quite-so-buff rock god still doggedly pursuing stardom at age 60.