The article highlights three under-appreciated films: "The Royal Hotel," "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," and "The Burial."
"The Royal Hotel" is a film about two young friends who work as bartenders in a remote mining town and face harassment from the locals.
Director Kitty Green explores themes of entitlement and toxicity in male-dominated environments.
"The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial" is a courtroom drama that questions the ability to separate internal rationalizations from objective reality.
The film is a modern adaptation of Herman Wouk's book and is shot in a stagy, one-location setting.
"The Burial" is a two-hander between Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones, where Foxx plays a charismatic lawyer fighting a contract dispute.
The film tackles themes of racial prejudice, the contempt of the wealthy, and the importance of allyship.
Despite being under-appreciated and released straight to streaming, these films offer solid storytelling and important social commentary.
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