The Wolfpack
First screened in June 2015
Director: Crystal Moselle. Documentary about six brothers and one daughter kept in virtual captivity in a Lower East Manhattan public-housing apartment by their strict father and cowed mother. Interview subjects include Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Krsna Angulo, Mukunda Angulo, and Narayana Angulo.

Twitter Capsule: Compelling moments and an obviously unique tale lost in haphazard organization and a lack of any clear point of view.

Second Capsule: Does anyone else smell a rat with The Wolfpack? Beyond being erratically structured, so many details and questions seem barely to add up.

VOR:   Best-case scenario: a durable human-interest story that is surely nobody's idea of coherent filmmaking. Worst-case: an object-lesson in how to pull wool over lots of eyes.

Photo © 2015 Magnolia Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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