10 under-the-radar movies for summer 2013
Seek out these counter-programming entries during the hot months
Director: Ariel Vromen
Stars: Michael Shannon, Ray Liotta, Chris Evans, Winona Ryder, David Schwimmer
In theaters: May 3
Why it should be on your radar: Most will be filling the multiplexes at the May 3 summer starting gun to see Marvel's latest, "Iron Man 3." But if you happen to face a sell-out, seek out this little crime thriller. I caught it at Telluride last year mainly for Michael Shannon, and indeed, his work is the stand-out element of a somewhat rote film. But hey, speaking of Marvel, Chris Evans is unrecognizable and kind of great in a secondary role and the whole thing just makes for a different sort of movie-going experience in the summer months. We may even be talking about Shannon -- who will have a huge summer between this and Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" -- during the awards season.
- Kristopher Tapley