Monsters and Men
First screened in September 2018
Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green. Cast: John David Washington, Anthony Ramos, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Samel Edwards, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Josiah Gabriel, Nicole Beharie, Cara Buono, Cassandra Freeman, Chris McKinney, Amanda Warren, Rob Morgan, Chanté Adams, Brian Pollock, Giuseppe Ardizzone, J.W. Cortes, Aaron Costa Ganis. Screenplay: Reinaldo Marcus Green.

Twitter Capsule: Technically strong, potently acted drama sparked by police violence. Shaded moral arguments, but sees the truth.

Second Capsule: The urgent themes and exceptional cast, from central roles to single-sceners, make this an important date. US viewers, be there on Sept 28.

VOR:   More convincing than Blindspotting as a dramatic extrapolation of police violence and its many ripple effects. What could be more timely?

Photo © 2018 Neon

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize (Dramatic) for Outstanding First Feature

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