2016 seems to be quite a bad year for the American filmmakers. As a viewer, it’s hard to find something engaging and original these days, whether we are talking about the Bridget Jones latest movie or The Magnificent Seven remake. This is why we put together a top of the six small American movies that have been recently released and that deserve a couple of hours from your time.
1. Morris From America. Director Chad Hartigan is following up the This is Martin Bonner film with this melancholy portrait of youth. This is indeed more energetic than the first movie, presenting and African-American single dad who raises his 13-year-old son in Germany.
2.Imperium. Daniel Ragussis debuts in directing movies with this thriller. The subject is an energetic FBI agent who has to infiltrate in a white supremacist organization. Daniel Radcliffe does a great job with his role.
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3.The Intervention. Clea Duvall debuts with a great comedy to underline Lawrence Kasdan’s talent, both as director and writer. She also stars in the movie to tell the story of seven friends and an outsider who spend a weekend together.
4.Other People. Since it seems that 2016 is the year of the debuts, Chris Kelly is not an exception and comes with this interesting movie. The topic is not a light one, what does family mean, and it unravels as it presents us an artist that returns home as his mother is dying.
5.Kicks. With a 4.9 rating on IMDB, Kicks is one of the movies from the Zoolander 2 category. It’s a powerful movie, even though for his first film Justin Tipping remains stuck in some devices. Even so, he manages to frame the issues he addresses effectively, telling the story of a silent boy who grows up in a neighborhood in East Bay.