Mississippi Grind
First screened in December 2015
Directors: Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. Cast: Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton, Alfre Woodard, Robin Weigert, James Toback, Kerry Cahill, Anthony Howard, Jayson Warner Smith, Stephanie Honoré, Jared Bankens, Susan McPhail, Marshall Chapman. Screenplay: Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden.

Twitter Capsule: So many modern films try to catch a 70s vibe; this one has it, without seeming affected. Script, ensemble shine.

VOR:   Beyond the impressive craftsmanship of the script and the film, there's a real and fulfilled attempt here to hold multiple Americas in view, and take them all in complex stride. Rare.

Photo © 2015 A24/Sycamore Pictures/Electric City Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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