Atonement (2007). 9/10 Directed by Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Hanna). Wow. So many moments where your feelings just well up and you can't hold it back this film is so well done. After seeing the two others from Joe Wright that I've seen, he just joined a short list of my absolutely favorite current directors. And the ending. The way you see one version and then, you are seamlessly merged back into time to show you what you thought you saw, or what Briony (Saoirse Ronan) thinks she saw. And the films narration is primarily from one character - as you find out in the end - and what an ending. Do not read the Roger Ebert review as it may contain spoilers - watch this one cold.
Primer - What Happens if it Actually Works? (2004). 8.75/10 Directed by and stars Shane Carruth (Upstream Color), his first film. I had to watch this with the subtitles on, and the pause / rewind handy, so I could keep up. Even so, I missed so much, though this takes nothing away from the genius of this very low budjet gem. Watched it again back to back with the director's commentary and he explains a lot. I will definitely watch this again - several times. Another new director who I will follow - and who made my list.