Cold in July
First screened in June 2014
Director: Jim Mickle. Cast: Michael C. Hall, Vinessa Shaw, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson, Wyatt Russell, Nick Damici, Brogan Hall, Ken Holmes, Joseph Harrell, Brianda Agramonte. Screenplay: Jim Mickle and Nick Damici (based on the novel by Joe R. Lansdale).

Twitter Capsule: Pure narrative guessing game, then something more interesting, then something less. Blue Ruin does this stuff better.

VOR:   Some promise in scene-construction, but little new to offer. Disheartening reliance on graphic sexual violence as plot point. Has strong champions, though.

Photo © 2014 IFC Films/Bullet Pictures/Backup Media

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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