Hatched in 1971, "New Directors/New Films," the joint effort of curators from MOMA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, endures as the city's cinematic rite of spring. This year's roster boasts 27 features—mainly debut works and sophomore efforts (plus a few beyond) cherrypicked heavily from Sundance but also including films that premiered at Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and Rotterdam. New, however, does not always equal worthy: After sizing up all the contenders, the nine below stand out as the 39th... More >>>