THE DIRTIES (October 4)
October is bringing us this year's controversial Palme d'Or winner as well as one of the most buzzed about titles of the Toronto International Film Festival, but if you're only going to see one movie this month, neither of those is the one to see. Instead you should catch Matt Johnson's The Dirties.
A bromance, a coming of age story and the most potent, well-observed and human take on school violence I have ever seen, Johnson's festival darling is the movie of our moment. There's a sadness and a humor and a hurt here with these boys that is all at once brave and inventive and so very familiar to anyone who has been ever bullied, treated as an outcast, or just felt less than. The Dirties is the most accessible transgressive picture you're likely to find this year. I don't think I have to say this, but... don't miss it.
Want more? Read my full review from Slamdance here.