So Yong Kim takes what could have been routine story elements and transforms them into something deeply sad and touching in "For Ellen."
Boosted by a fine cast and co-writer Lena Dunham's wit, Ry Russo-Young's "Nobody Walks" captures the fallout of an open-minded Los Angeles family shaken up by the arrival of a sexy outsider.
Frivolous fun at best, archly affected tedium at worst, "Lay the Favorite" delivers a disappointing hand.
This competently crafted teen romance proves perilously short on substance, insight and novelty.
A smart, high-toned Wall Street drama that should pay dividends for the right distrib.
Jack Schreier's smart helming debut is a marginally futuristic, emotionally genuine yarn.
Ira Sachs mines his own memories to sensitive if somewhat muted effect in this gay relationship drama.
This stealth psychological horror film grimly assesses the human capacity for sheeplike naivete under duress.
Performance artist Marina Abramovic's four-decade career receives its mainstream platform in "The Artist is Present."
This otherwise slick pic could require reshoots to restore it to something commercial crowds are willing to take seriously.
"Filly Brown" tells a familiar saga of a no-nonsense Latina rapper and her struggles at home and in the biz.