October 24, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT

We Go Way Back, 2006
A slight but sweet debut about realizing your potential, Back finds Kate (Amber Hubert) haunted by letters from her teenage self (Maggie Brown). ”I’m only going to get older and smarter and better,” writes young Kate. ”Right?” B

My Effortless Brilliance, 2008
You know that selfish, annoying friend who makes you wonder why you bother hanging out? Brilliance captures that uneasy bond perfectly. With Sean Nelson (from the band Harvey Danger) and Basil Harris. A-

Humpday, 2009
Asked to take part in an art film, two straight guys (Mark Duplass and Joshua Leonard) must decide if they’ll film a gay sex scene. A smart Sundance Jury Prize winner about the limits of intimacy between bros. A

Your Sister’s Sister, 2011
Does your love for your siblings screw up your love for everyone else? This moving drama explores the answer, as a man (Duplass) shares a cabin with his late brother’s ex (Emily Blunt) and her sister (Rosemarie DeWitt). A

Touchy Feely, 2013
A masseuse (DeWitt) loses her touch, her dentist brother (Josh Pais) becomes a healer, and his daughter (Ellen Page) looks for love in a thoughtful, well-acted meditation on the power of human connection. B+

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