Five nominees, one hundred words. Dare I? Should I? What’s that? Who’s there? Are you there, God? It’s me, The Tree Of Life.
A peppy story about an altar boy’s attempts to not fuck up, Pentecost has smooth, entertaining performances that raise chuckles.
Two parents struggle to adopt a young Indian boy in this depressing, if slightly overwrought, take on a difficult reality.
At ease with itself but overlong, The Shore takes a look at a returning emigrant’s reconnection with those he spurned.
A sugary – if limited – treat, Time Freak is a slice of time travelling “could haves” buoyed by some great editing.
A dying man, a giant tuba, and a well-meaning teen collide in the off-kilter and disconnected – but interesting – Tuba Atlantic.