First screened in January 2017
Director: Trey Edward Shults. Cast: Krisha Fairchild, Robyn Fairchild, Trey Edward Shults, Bill Wise, Alex Dobrenko, Bryan Casserly, Chase Joliet, Billie Fairchild, Augustine Frizzell, Atheena Frizzell, Olivia Grace Applegate, Chris Doubek. Screenplay: Trey Edward Shults.

Twitter Capsule: I'm all for heightened intensity and inventive devices but the grammar and characterizations often tilt into garishness.

VOR:   Shults sinks his teeth into every trick he can think of, nervous like his star that this is his big shot. Some value in his brio, but limits, too.

Photo © 2015 A24, © 2016 Hoody Boy Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Independent Spirit Awards: John Cassavetes Award
New York Film Critics Circle: Best First Feature (tie)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Breakthrough Award (Shults and Fairchild)
National Board of Review: Best Directorial Debut

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