A sardonic view of small town Estonian life with a "Fargo" vibe, as quirky characters try to discover where a now comatose man hid a significant amount of cash.
A visually accomplished, psychologically compelling drama with top-notch performances masterfully depicting intimacies gone awry.
Craig Atkinson sits in on training sessions, congressional hearings, SWAT invasions and riot situations to spotlight the disturbing militarization of U.S. police departments.
An uneven omnibus pic about passionate love ranging from dramatic to moody to silly that will see traction largely through Viacom's streaming platforms.
Justifiable anger at Palestinian disenfranchisement wins out over tight scene construction, but Berlin's Panorama audience prize proves that message can be more important than craft.
Despite good intentions and generally strong perfs, the pic is laid low by a banal script that takes the easy path at every turn.
Awkward revelations are the inevitable result when a cell phone party game exposes more than expected in this chat fest stocked with immature characters.
One of the more authentic films on this highly charged topic that avoids the usual subject/object problems of many docus thanks to an autobiographical p.o.v.
A tiresome insistence on pre- and post-lapsarian states of grace will make auds wonder, "how much time do we want to spend with these peoples' neuroses?"
An unevenly realized evocation of the limbo world experienced by a young gay native caught between tribal life and the modernity of Manaus.
A young boy in a Kurdish village witnesses the joint traumas of waiting and loss in in this beautifully calibrated drama blending sweetness with melancholy.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions