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  1. Bomber

    Comparisons to Little Miss Sunshine are all but inevitable, but this trenchant and truthful indie comedy masterpiece about a dysfunctional family on…

  2. Bronson

    Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn follows his aggressively stylized Pusher trilogy with this in-your-face biopic of British prisoner Charles Bronson (originally Michael…

  3. The Chaser

    Easily the best cop thriller since The Departed, this 2008 Korean import is the debut feature of Na Hong-jin, who demonstrates such…

  4. The Island Inside

    Discomfiting but riveting, this 2009 cocktail of psychodrama and pitch-black farce is tightly focused on a supremely dysfunctional family of codependents living…

  5. Whip It

    With its hipster irony, butch posing, and blue-collar affectation, the postfeminist fad for women’s roller derby doesn’t seem to promise much more…

  6. The Holding

    A single mother (Kierston Wareing of Fish Tank) and her two daughters move to a small village in northern England to forget…

  7. In Search of Memory

    Neuroscientist Eric Kandel won the Nobel Prize in 2000 for his study of how neurons allow us to store memories, and this…