Andrew Patterson’s incredible debut feels like a spiritual successor to Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Eliza Hittman’s emotionally bruising, exceptionally tender abortion drama is not to be missed.
The true story of a group of people who spent two years quarantined in a giant replica of Earth’s ecosystem.
A dancer goes on the warpath in Pablo Larraín’s scorching survey of love and family in modern-day Chile.
By Grace Z Li
Alice Wu returns with a coming-of-age story about being an outsider – and being bold.
Director Kitty Green highlights the systemic abuse women suffer in the workplace in this powerful drama.
A summer camp for disabled teens becomes a movement for equality in this soul-nourishing Netflix documentary.
A fierce blaze tears across rural Galicia in Oliver Laxe’s ruminative docu-fiction hybrid.
There’s myriad pleasures to be had in this sex-positive romantic comedy set in the world of BDSM.
Rivalry and romance bloom in Swedish-Georgian director Levan Akin’s captivating coming-of-age drama.
By Biju Belinky
Directors Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles skewer modern Brazilian history in this subversive survival thriller.
A measured, lightly poetic look at the life and work of one of the great modern storytellers.
Mark Ruffalo takes on a giant chemical company in Todd Haynes’ gripping procedural drama.
By Matt Turner
Luke Lorentzen’s timely chronicle of a family-run ambulance service makes for engrossing viewing.
A botanist develops a revolutionary new plant in Jessica Hausner’s sci-fi tinged social parable.