Joel Arnold, NPR

  1. LUV 2013 Saved from its predictable plotline by a strong cast and a central relationship written and performed with sensitivity, LUV reveals the stakes of trusting in a role model and the costs when that person turns out to be human. full review
  2. Wrong 2013 In Wrong, reality and the world of the film will regularly upend themselves; it's never quite reliably clear, though, that these inexplicable events are happening for a purpose. full review
  3. All Together 2012 The film's central performances reflect both its celebration of age and a sense of wistfulness. full review
  4. Alps 2012 An impressively taut absurdist drama that's deliberate in its exploration of the value and limits of compassion. full review
  5. Butter 2012 Butter thrives on skewering characters whose self-importance isolates them completely from the consequences of their actions. full review
  6. The Details 2012 In exploring how easily and strangely the life Jeff and Nealy have built together unravels, The Details lays out a series of mundane and dangerous objects as signposts - provocative keys to the film's darkly comedic and tense puzzle. full review
  7. Dredd 2012 It's savage, beautiful and loads of fun. full review
  8. Pusher 2012 Pusher is some kind of tragedy, though not the one its filmmakers intended. full review
  9. Sushi: The Global Catch 2012 The Global Catch may be one-sided in its argument, but it's a persuasive one -- and the next time you eat sushi, you may think twice about ordering bluefin. full review

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