The Station Agent

What do you call a movie about a reclusive dwarf named Fin (an extraordinary performance from Peter Dinklage) who inherits an abandoned train depot in New Jersey? You could call it precious, which it sometimes is. But writer-director Tom McCarthy has a gift for funny and touching nuances as Fin reluctantly opens up to Joe (Bobby Cannavale), a hot-dog vendor, and Olivia (Patricia Clarkson), an artist. The three actors could not be better. Huge feelings are packed into this small, fragile movie. It's something special.