Miss Bala (15)

Starring: Stephanie Sigman, Noe Hernandez

Gerardo Naranjo's Miss Bala is a chilling, cautionary tale about an ingenuous young Mexican woman (Stephanie Sigman) who leaves her impoverished home hoping to become a beauty queen but ends up in the hands of Mexican drug gangs.

She's a helpless pawn, hiding beneath beds, underneath car seats and behind corners, as burly drug traffickers and cops go on their murderous sprees. Characters are killed, hung from bridges and dragged behind trucks without anyone showing the slightest hint of emotion.