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First screened in October 2015
Director: Ramin Bahrani. Cast: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Tim Guinee, Noah Lomax, Nicole Barré, John L. Armijo, J.D. Evermore, Clancy Brown, Ann Mahoney, Javier Molina, Albert C. Bates. Screenplay: Ramin Bahrani and Amir Naderi (based on an original screen story by Ramin Bahrani and Bahareh Azimi).

Twitter Capsule: Film blanc, suggesting moral rot not through deepening shadow but wispy, edge-dulling light. Bit schematic but acted well.

VOR:   So many American movies duck contemporary realities completely that such a frontal confrontation is rare and valuable. Too neat and conventional to qualify as a time capsule, but rich stuff.

Photo © 2014 Noruz Films, © 2015 Broad Green Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Shannon

Other Awards:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor (Shannon)

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