Blue Valentine

The film centers on a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.

After

A haunting and powerful psychological drama set in the winter of 2002 in chilly upstate New York, AFTER tells the story of a middle class family struggling with the financial consequences of a failing family business and a series of intergenerational conflicts and rivalries. But, what truly threatens to upset their delicate balance–and shatter the emotionally fragile family matriarch– is an intricately buried secret that, if revealed, could alter their lives irrevocably.

Mystic River

A thriller about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present. Sean Penn won an Oscar for his multifaceted performance as a father who lost his daughter.