Boy A

Andrew Garfield is getting a lot of buzz at the moment as the new Spiderman for the 2012 Summer release. Plus he garnered well-deserved praise for his performance in The Social Network.

But if you want to see a tour-de-force performance, check him out in Boy A, a melancholy story about a young man trying to re-enter society after many years in a psychiatric prsion.  As a boy, he had (willingly or unwillingly) participated in a shocking crime.

The film is interesting in that way that most somewhat arty introspective independent films are but it is Garfield’s amazingly vulnerable performance puts this film in another, higher category.