We the Animals
First screened in December 2018
Director: Jeremiah Zagar. Cast: Evan Rosado, Isaiah Kristian, Josiah Gabriel, Raúl Castillo, Sheila Vand, Giovanni Pacciarelli, Tom Malley, Mickey Anthony, Moe Isaac, Michael Pemberton, Amelia Campbell. Screenplay: Jeremiah Zagar and Daniel Kitrosser (based on the novel by Justin Torres).

Twitter Capsule: Unique, assured sensibility. Hews closely to a strong novel—too closely? I admire it a lot, but I wasn't swept away.

VOR:   The first hour adheres to the novel's template without, for me, conjuring the same magic, but this is still a rare, compelling gesture for U.S. cinema.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Sundance Film Festival: NEXT Innovator Award

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