Dee Rees' saga of white farmers eking out a living in the 1940s Mississippi Delta deserved greater acclaim.
John Carroll Lynch's ode to veteran American actor Harry Dean Stanton is a small-town masterpiece.
Gary Oldman's portrayal of Winston Churchill is the bright, shining light in a film about England's time of woe.
Steven Spielberg effectively brings Katherine Graham and the volatile Pentagon Papers era to light, but takes few chances.
Vittorio De Sica's "Stazione Termini" got David O. Selznick's editing and an American title.
Ridley Scott's retelling of the Italian kidnapping of John Paul Getty II elicits superb work from patriarch Christopher Plummer.
Tom Cruise is in top form in Doug Liman's sly take on the life and times of one Barry Seal.
Paul Thomas Anderson's dives into the British fashion world of the 1950s, and creates an difficult romance.
Trey Edward Shults' low budget thriller links a killer plague with human mistrust and fear wins out.
Greek director Yorgis Lanthimos' psychological thriller borrows from both Greek tragedy and horror and emerges triumphant.
A decade later David Fincher's serial killer film still stands tall as a study in administrative futility.