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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.

The Lost City of Z

“We might be too English for the jungle.”

Little Boxes

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

Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock

When photographer Mick Rock divulges his encounters with David Bowie or Syd Barrett or Lou Reed, Shot! lifts off the ground like a rocket.

A Quiet Passion

The biopic delves into the poet Emily Dickinson’s life of self-restraint. It’s not just a character study but a look at a bygone era.

Heal the Living

Lyrical, well acted, and featuring lifelike surgical scenes that emphasize the marvel of the human body.

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.