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Newcomer Royalty Hightower enters the pantheon of great child performances with her work as Toni, a girl on the cusp of puberty and trying to make it onto a dance team filled with older, more apparently self-assured girls. Available on Prime Creative Galaxy Season 1. As Connie hits new lows, Pattinson does some of his best work to date. Swiss Army Man is a work that feels positively lawless. Vince Vaughn has never been better on screen.

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Here, he plays Charley Thompson, a year-old living with his drinking, backslapping dad Travis Fimmel in Portland. The first indication is his willingness to lie about his age to Del Steve Buscemi , a craggy horse owner who reluctantly takes him on as a caretaker for his elderly racehorse Lean on Pete. Familiar narrative tropes emerge in Lean on Pete: Haigh breezes past them all, seeking something more elliptical in this deceptively slim story.

Rather, this bizarre deconstruction of Reagan-era yuppiehood came from Brian Yuzna, well-known to horror fans for his partnership with Stuart Gordon, which produced the likes of Re-Animator and From Beyond …and eventually Honey, I Shrunk the Kids , believe it or not. Society is a weird film on every level, a feverish descent into what may or may not be paranoia when a popular high school guy begins questioning whether his family members and indeed, the entire town are involved in some sinister, sexual, exceedingly icky business.

It takes aim at its own title and the tendency of insular communities to prey upon the outside world to create social satire of the highest and grossest order. Robert Eggers From its first moments, The Witch strands us in a hostile land.

We watch, and writer-director Robert Eggers holds our gaze while a score of strings and assorted prickly detritus. The wagon lurches ever-on into the wilderness, piling the frontier of this New World upon the literal frontier of an unexplored forest. All of this Eggers frames with a subconscious knack for creating tension within each shot, rarely relying on jump scares or gore, instead mounting suspense through one masterful edit after another.

The effect, then, is that of a building fever dream in which primeval forces—lust, defiance, hunger, greed—simmer at the edges of experience, avoided but never quite conquered.

Chang Cheh In a time when exploitation cinema seemed the standard for cheap movie houses the world over, no martial arts flick got much better than this Shaw Brothers staple, which eventually adopted the much more PC title, Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms. Together, they make an unstoppable force of vengeance against the local martial arts master who crippled them, as well as his son, who ironically lost his arms at a young age, and so sports dart-shooting cast-iron facsimiles. Movies like this give us reasons to get up in the morning.

Nothing about Les Diaboliques dips into the scummy waters of cheap thrills: That the film ends with a warning to audiences to not give away the ending for others—perhaps Clouzot also helped invent the spoiler alert?

Small Enough to Jail Year: In it, James details the ordeal of the Sungs, who ran the only bank to face federal prosecution in the aftermath of the financial collapse. Of course, they are—they are images no person should ever have to see, and yet Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky use them only to expose the unbelievable horror at the heart of the appropriately named Paradise Lost.

What unfolds over the following two and a half hours is just as heartbreaking: What begins as a pitch-black take on a Farrelly Brothers farce descends irrevocably into madness when director Anders Thomas Jensen reveals—through a deeply unsettling mastery of tone—what the title of his film really means. Jensen never once loses his sense of humor or penchant for gross setpieces as he approaches trenchant, even transcendent ideas about what it means to be human.

You can engage with Arrival for its text, which is powerful, striking, emotive and, most of all, abidingly compassionate. You can also engage with it for its subtext, should you actually look for it. Army to figure out how the hell to communicate with our alien visitors. Adams is a chameleonic actress of immense talent, and Arrival lets her wear each of her various camouflages over the course of its duration. She also represents humankind with more dignity and grace than any other modern actor possibly could.

If aliens do ever land on Earth, maybe we should just send her to greet them. Buzz One Four Year: Matt McCormick Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick begins his very personal documentary with an astounding shot of a nuclear mushroom cloud from high above the Earth, a droning ambient soundtrack roaring to a fever pitch as the explosion takes explicit shape.

From there, McCormick narrates the story of his grandfather, one of the U. Scored by Portland ambient artist Eluvium Matthew Cooper , Buzz One Four stays so compelling in its powerfully non-verbal wandering, one wishes McCormick got rid of narration altogether. On their tour of hotspots in our burgeoning global refugee crisis, the director and his crew stop at the U. As the crew films, they are at one point interrupted by the arrival of an American yokel riding a four-wheeler.

Ai is not a man you can easily cow. Never Sorry , then you know this well enough. But watching his mettle in action in Human Flow inspires a different reaction than it does in Never Sorry. The problem that Human Flow documents is massive and gaining in scope, chronicled first as a trickle, then a stream, then a torrent, now a deluge—soon a tsunami.

Instead, the problem requires action, and Human Flow , generously taken at face value, is a tribute to those in the trenches: In turn, the film asks the audience to what lengths they would go to safeguard innocent people from harm, to give them opportunities to make their lives better. Ai has no vanity; he does not position himself as the hero. Through his devotion to his subjects, Human Flow reminds us how much work it is to help the helpless. Kurt Kuenne Kurt Kuenne was childhood friends with a man named Andrew Bagby, who, in late , was murdered by ex-girlfriend Shirley Turner.

This is how Dear Zachary begins: Kuenne only meant the film to be a gift, a love letter to his friend postmarked to Zachary, to allow the baby to one day get to know his father via the many, many people who loved him most. And then Dear Zachary transforms into something profoundly else. The film at times becomes exquisitely painful, but Kuenne has a natural gift for tension and pacing that neither exploits the material nor drags the audience through melodramatic mud.

Brawl in Cell Block 99 Year: It confirms that Zahler—along with Bone Tomahawk —is on some Tarantino levels of modern genre filmmaking—which could honestly be a pejorative, were Brawl in Cell Block 99 less finely tuned, less patient and less breathlessly violent. The Bad Lieutenant — Port of Call: Instead they offer a moving, odd bit of comfort: At least some of us are still trying. The movie is chock full of twists and role-reversals and is so much fun that mentioning any story specifics would be unfair.

Everything that makes him great is on display here, from the dizzying tonal shifts to the luscious photography, and idiosyncratic indulgences. Before he made the leap to directing movies in a galaxy far, far way Rian Johnson charmed audiences with films like The Brothers Bloom , a movie about two con men brothers Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody and the eccentric mark Rachel Weisz of their most ambitious grift.

All three leads are a delight here, as the globetrotting story never loses focus on its characters. Between this, the noir Brick , and the sci-fi Looper , Johnson has a knack for absorbing a genre and coming up with a story that winks and nods at its influences while remaining wholly original. This is one of the funniest movies of the last few years and it deserves a much larger fanbase than the small and passionate one it has now.

Co-written and co-directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, this New Zealand set romp follows the daily lives of a quartet of vampires. Shot mockumentary style, the movie is packed to the fangs with so many jokes that it makes repeat viewings a necessity. Whether hunting for prey, fighting with werewolves, or reuniting with old loves, Waititi and Clement have crafted a pitch-perfect comedy that riffs on well-known mythology and newly created lore with an equal cleverness.

The Fits is an evocative coming-of-age story. Newcomer Royalty Hightower enters the pantheon of great child performances with her work as Toni, a girl on the cusp of puberty and trying to make it onto a dance team filled with older, more apparently self-assured girls.

Making matters worse is the titular affliction that befalls members of the team. The atmosphere is intoxicating, and at a lean minute runtime, The Fits is an ideal choice for someone looking for something new. Every day for bus driver Paterson Adam Driver is exactly the same, and every day is also sublimely unique. Kyle MacLachlan stars as Jeffrey, a fresh-faced college student who pre- Twin Peaks starts doing some detective work after finding a severed ear while back in his hometown.

This leads him to a singer named Dorothy Vallens Isabella Rossellini who welcomes him into her unhinged world—one filled with deviants, violence, and Dennis Hopper huffing gas. It also personifies classic Hollywood in its mishandling of race. On the other, her character reinforced negative stereotypes about African-Americans and set a regressive template that followed Black people onscreen for decades.

It is in this grey area between importance and insensitivity where Gone with the Wind lives today. And while there is a lot less seediness, sex, and violence than his other works, The Untouchables is still undeniably a Brian De Palma joint. His flair for fluid, Hitchcock-like camera work is on full display, and as always, he references his cinematic idols throughout.

More than anything, The Untouchables is a good bridge between De Palma fanatics and those not as enamored by his exploitative stylishness. From the always bold Lynne Ramsay Ratcatcher , the film tracks the relationship between Eva Tilda Swinton and her son, Kevin Ezra Miller , from his birth to the incident in question. Kevin is naturally disturbing and unsympathetic, and Eva is wary of him from a young age.

And more importantly, should Eva have been a mother to begin with? Those are the probing questions Ramsey asks in We Need to Talk About Kevin , ones made all the more haunting by a final scene where mother and son are forced to finally come together, having no one else left to turn to. The remake proved that some people love Ghostbusters a little too much.

That cast, that theme song, that Stay Puft Marshmallow Man! Mulholland Drive was supposed to be a continuation of Twin Peaks , and it took a long road to become a feature. But the hallmarks of the series are there: Billy Ray Cyrus makes a cameo, and it features a scene that will make you never want to go near a dumpster again.

This Depression-era comedy about a socialite Carole Lombard who hires a tramp named Godfrey William Powell to be her butler is still considered one of the funniest classic films ever.

Powell, who began is run as the drunken detective Nick Charles in the Thin Man franchise two years earlier, already had plenty of experience flexing his funny bone by this point, but it was Godfrey that cemented his legacy as a comedic genius.

After a successful run on Broadway, Denzel Washington brings this August Wilson play to the silver screen. Washington directs and stars alongside his stage costar Viola Davis in this s-set drama about a man grappling with the life choices he made and the repercussions they have on his family.

If you like your comedies on the dirty side, then you need to add The Little Hours to the top of your queue. From writer-director Jeff Baena, The Little Hours follows a man on the run who takes refuge in a convent and sets the nuns a tizzy.

Much like its spiritual precursor The Fifth Element , the film, helmed by Dane DeHaan Valerian and Cara Delevingne Laureline , swoops into colorful, otherworldly vistas and introduces us to impossible characters like a shape-shifting Rihanna. But if you can let go of plot and structure and hold on to its rushes of planet-jumping, alien menace, and elaborate set pieces, Valerian is mindless fun.

This film might seem campy next to modern-day superhero movies, but no remake can replicate the oppressive darkness of The Crow. But, as Draven assures his young pal Sarah: Released in , Francis Ford Coppola was in the middle of an epic run when The Conversation arrived. Part II was just months away from coming out, after the release of the first installment two years earlier.

He would follow these titles up with Apocalypse Now in , completing a decades-worth of masterpieces the likes of which he nor few other Hollywood directors would never come close to replicating. Yet for as much success as Coppola had during this time period, it often feels like The Conversation gets left out of, well, the conversation.

Because of copyright issues that put the film in the public domain, Night of the Living Dead has long been one of the easiest classic horror films to get your hands on. Reviled upon its release, it would go on to be a cult classic, before receiving a critical re-appreciation and even being selected by the Library of Congress to be a part of the National Film Registry.

The musical equivalent of cotton candy, The Pajama Game is among the best of the many romantic comedies Doris Day made in the s. The Wizard of Oz holds such a prominent place in American pop culture, to even write about the adaptation of L. The beloved story—of how Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, meet the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Lion, and how together they seek the help of a wizard to face down a wicked witch and get back to Kansas—is as magical as it is timeless.

Charlize Theron stars as Mavis, an author, who returns home after her divorce and sets out to win back her married ex. Mavis is a tough, compelling character, and Theron gives one of her best performances. The hyper-prolific brothers Jay and Mark Duplass delivered one of their best films with this dramedy.

Robert Pattinson is electrifying as Connie, a slick-talking schemer who always has a plan and penchant for making problems worse. After a bank robbery gone wrong lands his brother in Rikers, Connie spends all night trying to hustle up the money to post bond. Up-and-coming writer-directors Josh and Benny Safdie keep the action tight and the pace snappy, never allowing Connie or the audience to take a breath.

As Connie hits new lows, Pattinson does some of his best work to date. Siegel, who wrote The Wrestler , made his directorial debut with this story about a lonely guy and his toxic fandom. That guy is played by Patton Oswalt, who excels as a dramatic actor. Martin Scorsese gets to play around in the B-movie sandbox with this twisty thriller. Marshals sent to the titular island to investigate the escape of a murderer.

Every bit of new information creates more confusion for the Marshals and audience. Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck play a couple whose happy life is upended when the husband dies. He returns in ghost form, a sheet with black eyes, to stay in the house for eternity while his wife moves on. A Ghost Story is a distinct vision anchored by bold creative choices.

The film earned a great deal of acclaim, with Beckinsale and Tom Bennett singled out amongst a strong cast. Knight of Cups received an unusually negative reaction despite having its notable champions. Regardless, Malick movies are essential viewing for cinephiles and are worth reckoning with, whether you like them or not.

What is important is the experience and being provoked and engaged. Photo via Roger Ebert. Did I mention that the club is run by neo-Nazis? Well, it is, and the Nazis are led by Patrick Stewart. The movie is violent and incredibly tense, and the filmmaking and storytelling is as lean, muscular, and vicious as an attack dog. First-time filmmaker Trey Edward Shults focuses his story on the grandmother, Krisha Krisha Fairchild , a woman whose substance-abuse issues keeps the whole family on edge.

The power of the movie comes primarily from Fairchild, who plays Krisha with a ferocity that is hard to look away from. He makes aggressive, confrontational films that practically dare you to turn them off. The movie is a treatise on the male gaze, the perceived vapidity of models, and the dog-eat-dog nature of the industry—or at least the version of the industry depicted here.

Beyond the bright colors, intentionally stilted line readings, and incredible set decoration lies a movie that engages with thorny ideas about gender roles and relationship dynamics.

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