Garret Dillahunt, Billy Flynn, Tipper Newton
Aaron M. Olson
Triple-hitter talent Tipper Newton wrote, directed and stars in this engaging crime drama about a small-town mechanic sufficiently fed up with everything that she’s willing to do anything to be anywhere else. Shot on 16mm with an empathetic eye, the film captures a palpable sense of ground-down frustration while evoking a stylishly rugged early-’80s storytelling sensibility (in a good way – think AT CLOSE RANGE). Front and centre, Newton is a riveting presence, reminiscent in ways of Carpenter-era Adrienne Barbeau. – Mitch Davis
Merging auteurism and gripping suspense, this award-winner follows two men caught up in the gears of organized crime in the Korean countryside.
Two hearing-impaired women fall prey to a charismatic murderer in this breathtaking thriller with impeccable sound design.
Mikhael Bassilli, Luc Walpoth
A crackling thriller and a study of desperate people in a desperate situation, BABY MONEY delivers in so many ways.