Under the Skin: Jonathan Glazer’s hauntingly poetic film boasts an icy, seductive turn by Scarlett Johansson as an alien picking off randy targets on the streets of Scotland. (*Pictured)
Locke: A shrine to the enviable talents of British thesp Tom Hardy, who delivers a magnetic turn as a man confined to his car whose entire world is crumbling around him.
Obvious Child: This hilarious—and sweet—comedy introduced the world to Jenny Slate, who wows as a Brooklyn comedienne whose one-night stand sends her life into a tailspin.
Night Moves: The latest from Kelly Reichardt, one of America’s most underrated filmmakers, centers on a trio of environmental activists (Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard) whose attempt to blow up a hydroelectric dam goes terribly awry. The closing shot will floor you.