Albert Nobbs: In late 19th-century Dublin, a woman (Glenn Close) secures employment at a hotel by masquerading as a man. There's an overarching sense of sadness in her self-obliteration.
- Marc Savlov
Rampart: A dirty L.A. cop (Woody Harrelson) finds his life falling apart after he's caught on tape delivering a violent beat-down. Harrelson delivers some of the finest work of his career in this compelling portrait of an unlikable man.
- Marjorie Baumgarten