Kill it and Leave This Town’s complete lack of plot and macabre imagery will alienate most viewers, but some will find value in its horror.
The Vigil expertly uses themes of religion and trauma to create a thoughtful character study, though it stumbles in its attempts to scare the audience.
Try Harder! shows the difficulties of being a child prodigy and the failings of the American education system, while never losing sympathy for its subjects.
Dick Johnson is Dead skillfully blends fantasy and reality together, beautifully examining the impact of a man’s life.
Black Bear ’s unconventional structure and captivating power dynamics propel its simple premise to a memorable viewing experience.
Climate of the Hunter ’s bizarre visual style and lack of story will alienate most viewers, but those who stick around will be treated to a unique experience.
Cocoon is a fairly standard drama about growing up that wears its influences on its sleeve and is elevated by its sensitive performances and empathetic direction.
While genre films have flourished in the past decade, the golden age of Hollywood produced its fair share of classic genre films outside the standard drama and comedy.
With no end in sight to the coronavirus pandemic, now is the time to dabble in the world of arthouse cinema.
With the release of First Cow earlier this year, it’s time to look at the impressive filmography of Kelly Reichardt, one of the best filmmakers working today.