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Beatriz at Dinner/Sami Blood

Two movies take on the concept of privilege from the outsider’s point of view in very different ways and epochs.

The Rider | Cannes 2017

For beautiful, intimate moments, few films at Cannes were in the same league as the second feature by Chloé Zhao.

Radio Dreams

A delightfully droll and deadpan meditation on exile and belonging that focuses on a small Iranian radio station in San Francisco.

Little Boxes

Think of all the social commentary brought up in Get Out, only this is something you can watch with your kids.

Gifted

A return to the fold for (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb.

Live Cargo

Set on a remote island in the Bahamas, Live Cargo is shot completely in black-and-white and lets the lens do most of the talking.

Here Alone

What happens if you take the zombie out of a zombie movie, or add zombies to a micro-indie flick?

Wilson

Viewers unfamiliar with Daniel Clowes’s oeuvre are going to think this is some silly indie about a cranky old white guy.

Donald Cried

Donald (as played by director Kris Avedisian), is a creation of heartbreaking familiarity. He encapsulates the eternal stoner who believes junior high was the apex of his existence.