Devil's Knot
First screened in January 2015
Director: Atom Egoyan. Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Alessandro Nivola, Robert Baker, James Hamrick, Seth Meriwether, Kristopher Higgins, Rex Linn, Jack Coghlan, Kevin Durand, Dane DeHaan, Kristoffer Polaha, Stephen Moyer, Matt Letscher, Michael Gladis, Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Mireille Enos, Collette Wolfe, Amy Ryan, Martin Henderson, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Paul Boardman Jr., Brandon Spink. Screenplay: Paul Harris Boardman and Scott Derrickson (based on the book Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt).

Twitter Capsule: Bumpy, uneven, but at its best, Egoyan's style highlights obsessional grip this tale had on bigots, advocates alike.

VOR:   A gross miscarriage of justice that has received meticulous attention for some time now. This version keeps retreating at moments when it might show us something new, in West Memphis or in Egoyan.

Photo © 2013 Image Entertainment/Worldview Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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