First screened in August 2014
Director: David Gordon Green. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Brenda Isaacs Booth, Anna Niemtschk, Aaron Spivey-Sorrells, Aj Wilson McPhaul, Brian Mays, Adriene Mishler, Heather Kafka, Elbert Hill III, Milton Fountain, Roderick L. Polk, Elbert Hill Jr. Screenplay: Gary Hawkins (based on the novel by Larry Brown). Twitter Capsule:
Cage, Sheridan ground it well but film belabors portentous mood. Non-professionals can be a plus but on occasion feel awkward.
Second, surer feint in Prince Avalanche's general direction, but still minor. Green will try anything, including curious blend of docu and drama, but career could use some shape?