D: Antonio Campos (Simon Killer, Afterschool).
S: Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts.
Campos is expanding his scale and scope. Misanthropy still present, but more oblique, and with compassion.
D: Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy).
S: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Alex Hibbert, Jaden Piner.
Demme meets Malick. Stylish and emotionally powerful. Ellipses and music cues impress. Acting excels. Worth the wait.
D: Oliver Laxe.
S: Ahmed Hammond, Shakib Ben Omar, Said Aagli.
Seemingly entirely concerned with allegory. Zero characterisation. Even AGUIRRE-like brief moments can't expel dullness.