Starting Friday, November 7 and running through Sunday, November 23, over 175 American independent and world cinema features, shorts and documentaries will premiere.
"Nightcrawler" looks at the underside of the television news business by focusing on a bottom-feeder: an enterprising, morally compromised videographer played with chilling accuracy by Jake Gyllenhaal.
Based on the novel by Laura Kasischke, Greg Araki ("The Doom Generation") adapts and directs the '80s period film "White Bird in a Blizzard" with a bit more accessibility than previous efforts.
Judging from the trailer, "John Wick" is a taut, atmospheric thriller. Judging from the film itself, it's a comedy -- but then again, this is a Keanu Reeves vehicle.
"Citizenfour" more than doubles down on Poitras' earlier films, which have never flinched from dangerous, dismaying subjects and failed (or failing) states afflicted by, or propped up by, thug rule. In this case, the thugs are our own security agencies.
Ruben Östlund writes and directs a piercing, blackly comic portrait of a family in the throes of dysfunction.
That's the horror in this horror movie: The absolute control that the board has over the film itself. Filmed with such fetishistic detail, it beckons us, as all good advertising does: Buy me. Buy me.