"The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada"
A seemingly typical Western/Mystery that turns into an interesting existential tale that touches on themes of loyalty, faith, and redemption.
A film with seamless cinematographic technique, but also has a mildly saccharine theme of inner-connectivity.
"The Squid & The Whale"
Kinetic camera movements and a great script give meaning to the film's characters and their struggle to come to terms with major changes in their lives.