Amy Taubin

1 SPOOR (Agnieszka Holland with Kasia Adamik) A primeval forest in Poland is the battleground for the no-holds-barred struggle of a woman who risks everything to protect the creatures that live there from a corrupt, death-dealing, patriarchal status quo. The greatest film by a world cinema master.

Agnieszka Holland with Kasia Adamik, Spoor, 2017, 2K video, color, sound, 128 minutes. Priest Szelest (Marcin Basak) and altar boy (Szymon Kontyka).

2 QUEST (Jonathan Olshefski) A remarkably intimate portrait of the Rainey family of North Philadelphia, who welcomed Olshefski and his camera into their home over ten years with a kindness and generosity of spirit that make the documentary a unique gift to audiences.

Jonathan Olshefski, Quest, 2017, digital video, color, sound, 105 minutes. Isaiah Rainey.

3 GET OUT (Jordan Peele) Racism and the history of slavery—America’s foundational horror story—are front and center in this stunning pop-culture movie. Brilliantly written and directed, Peele’s debut feature was not only a critics’ darling, it grossed over $200 million at the box office worldwide.


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