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Free Fire

The slick dialogue, soundtrack, and editing, reminiscent of Scorsese (one of the executive producers), serve as a reminder that there are filmmakers out there who appreciate the bare bones approach.

Gifted

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

God Knows Where I Am

The scariest, saddest film of the year.

Win It All

Win It All may have a very familiar-sounding story, but Joe Swanberg’s artistry lies entirely in the details and execution.

Graduation

Romanian director Cristian Mungiu skillfully genre-hops, with forays into kitchen-sink drama, morality play, and even psychological thriller.

The Death of Louis XIV

The Sun King is going down. The monarch’s eyes, baleful, shrewd and world-weary all at once, take in the royal court’s intrigue around his approaching death.

After the Storm

Director Hirokazu Kore-eda has empathy for his characters, including the blackest of his black sheep.

Uncertain

A strange but insightful film, at turns matter-of-factly tragic and bizarrely optimistic about human perseverance.

Raw

Julia Ducournau, in her feature debut, is a director completely in control of her craft and a talent to watch.