First screened in September 2017
Director: Dee Rees. Cast: Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Frankie Smith, Lucy Faust, Dylan Arnold, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Kerry Cahill, Geraldine Singer, Jason Kirkpatrick. Screenplay: Virgil Williams and Dee Rees (based on the novel by Hillary Jordan).

Twitter Capsule: Ambition, theme, logic all clear—maybe too clear? Lensing, acting can be thin, structure episodic. Still worth your time.

VOR:   Aims, rarity impress more than execution: imagine William Faulkner's Best Years of Our Lives. Feels like top TV compressed into good-to-fair film.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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