Director: David Michôd. Cast: James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver. 113 min. Rated R. Australia. Drama.
Incredible opening: two people sitting calmly on a couch in an apartment, and after watching them a few minutes, you realize one is dead. This Australian crime non-thriller in the Melbourne suburbs offers an innovative style: it sprinkles a very slow narrative rhythm with sudden bursts of extremely unexpected violence - which causes one to literally jump from one's seat at multiple shocking (but very appropriately placed) moments throughout the film, and gradually makes you incredibly vigilant for more. Jacki Weaver's "Godmother" role will become a strong Oscar contender.
Memorable quote: "You've done some bad things, sweetie."