Fascism reaches for the stars in Paul Verehoeven's mangificent and underappreciated "Starship Troopers".
Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight" beats out predecessors and contemporaries alike as the single best expression of what good journalism looks like.
Although widely snubbed upon its initial release, Mike Flanagan's "Doctor Sleep" is an underrated classic worthy of far more love than it gets.
David Lowery's "The Green Knight" is a subversive fantasy-epic that uses powerful themes and engrossing performances to deliver an outlandishly good film.
Regina King's "One Night in Miami" is a stunning exploraton of four exceptional African-American men and the many ways in which their lives challenged American racism.
Marielle Heller's "A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood" is a heartwarming biopic that uses clever writing and strong characterisation to transcend the typical staleness of the genre.
David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence" uses strong performances and difficult questions to deliver a brutal movie with big ideas.