Unbroken (2014) Angelina Jolie
A little more than a year since I’ve seen the film in theaters and I think Angelina Jolie’s second feature may have met an unfairly harsh reception. It was nothing groundbreaking but there was a classical air to the film and she brings out a star making performance from Jack O’Connell.
Appropriate Behavior (2015) Desiree Akhavan
Abrasively funny and fresh faced, Appropriate Behavior opened the 2015 year with some quiet notice.
Pariah (2011) Dee Rees
An overlooked gem of a film that faces sexual and gender fluidity with open arms, Dee Rees created a film that is sympathetic to all of it’s characters and that is unforgiving of the young lead woman’s plight.
Your Sister’s Sister (2012) Lynn Shelton
Lynn Shelton creates stories with effortless humor and warm relationship drama. Watch this film for the strong turns by Rosemarie DeWitt, Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass.