“Never Here” by Camille Thoman (USA, 2017)

First feature

Never Here

Confusing the codes between victim-perpetrator-witness, artist and subject…

Cast: Mireille Enos, Sam Shepard, Goran Visnjic
Director: Camille Thoman
Writers: Camille Thoman
Music by James Lavino
Cinematography by Sebastian Winterø
Film Editing by Jon Berry, Walter Fasano, Robin Hill, Camille Thoman

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“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” by Martin McDonagh (USA, 2017)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

An exceptional success at mixing comedy and drama / Rich representations of minorities, excellent dialogues

Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Caleb Landry Jones, Kathryn Newton, Clarke Peters
Director: Martin McDonagh
Writer: Martin McDonagh
Cinematographer: Ben Davis
Editor: Jon Gregory
Composer: Carter Burwell

“Detroit” by Kathlyn Bigelow (USA, 2017)

Detroit

Begins as an historical drama, and ends as a case of racism, abuse, and corruption by the police

Cast: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Jack Reynor, Kaitlyn Dever, Ben O’Toole, Anthony Mackie
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Writer: Mark Boal
Cinematographer: Barry Ackroyd
Editor: William Goldenberg, Harry Yoon
Composer: James Newton Howard

“Prince Of The City” by Sydney Lumet (USA, 1981)

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Actors: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy
Director: Sidney Lumet
Writers: Jay Presson Allen (screenplay), Sidney Lumet(screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Music by Paul Chihara
Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak
Film Editing by Jack Fitzstephens

“Stander” by Bronwen Hughes (South Africa 2003)

Stander

Robbery as a political statement. Intelligent direction

Cast: Thomas Jane, David O’Hara, Dexter Fletcher
Director: Bronwen Hughes
Writer: Bima Stagg
Music by The Free Association
Cinematography by Jess Hall
Film Editing by Robert Ivison

“End Of Watch” (David Ayer, USA 2012)

End Of Watch

Extremely active camera can sometimes be dizzying.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Natalie Martinez, Annna Kendrick, Frank Grillo
Written and directed by David Ayer
Music by David Sardy
Cinematography by Roman Vasyanov
Film Editing by Dody Dorn