Drowning Mona directed by Nick Gomez
If there were an Oscar for Best Reaction Shots, the top contender in next year's race would have to be Casey Affleck. In Nick Gomez's agreeably overheated comedy Drowning Mona, Affleck's character, a hardworking, sweet-natured landscape gardener named Bobby Calzone, serves as the eye of a hurricane of smalltown folly and corruptibility. Since he seems to be the town's only model of innocent, upstanding guilelessness, everyone naturally flings their psychic garbage straight at him. Eventually he's even suspected of being a serial killer. And at every new affront, Affleck registers a look as if this is truly the first time, as if there's simply no believing that anyone would do such a thing to him.