Under the Radar, #3: 'A Better Life'
In Theaters: June 24th
Demián Bichir, Mary Louise Parker's love interest on Weeds, gives one of the year's best performances as a Mexican gardener working illegally in Los Angeles and trying to keep his teen son (Jose Julian) away from gang life. Director Chris Weitz, a long way from the vacuous bloodsucking of Twilight: New Moon, creates a haunting movie that gets under your skin. Powerful work.