The Watchman (2017)

A very well-made drama from The Dominican Republic, which sheds a light on the prejudices the country struggles with regarding gender, race, and class.

Despite being predominantly “sad” in tone, and in spite of dealing with heavy issues, The Watchman is a very enjoyable film.

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The Maid (2009)

The Maid is an overrated Golden Globe nominee from Chile. Having no plot, this film hinges on its central character, but Catalina Saavedra’s strong performance cannot gloss over the fact that ultimately her character also amounts to nothing.

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