5. Certain Women – Kelly Reichardt
For her best film yet. With each story only having the faintest of connections, it is typical of its director’s quiet, academic, observational approach.
4. Love & Friendship – Whit Stillman
For an ideal matching of filmmaker and novelist that accentuates the wit of both parties to create a pleasant inspection on conceitedness.
3. Sully – Todd Komarnicki
For a quiet procedural of a real event that works more like an alienating meditation on duty and strategy.
2. Moonlight – Barry Jenkins
For a three-act inspection on a vivid America, with each character brimming with clarity.
1. Indignation – James Schamus
For undertaking the formidable and ultimately hopeless task of adapting Roth for the screen, and coming closer to success than any one has before.
Runner Up: Julieta – Pedro Almodovar
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