1. A director that has recently made two powerful and important movies for this time. You need to see both of them!
  2. Blue Ruin
    A revenge thriller that examines gun culture. A key scene involving Buzz from Home Alone sums up gun violence and on top of that, the movie deconstructs the revenge plot brilliantly.
  3. Green Room
    A horror thriller that's visceral and scary because it examines a culture that has spawned numerous ideologies and how even punk and counter-culture are prone to same dangers of the mainstream.