Martha Marcy May Marlene - spectacular cinematography and color.the whole film was amazing (performances, pacing, cuts. Especially a good reference for subtle but unique camera movements. Lots of long single shots, but with really nice moves.
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, a multi-Oscar winning French romantic comedy-drama film in the style of a black-and-white silent film, charting the personal and professional relationship of a silent movie actor and a young dancer. Find this at ART.
"Nuovo Cinema Paradiso" (Giuseppe Tornatore, Ennio Morricone's score is sensational. My son was the same age & looked just like "Toto." This movie kills me, every time. Don't let the subtitles scare you away, watch it in Italian.
Drive Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. With Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks. A mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.