D: S. Craig Zahler (Brawl in Cell Block 99, Bone Tomahawk).
S: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter.
Upsettingly violent. Some of this movie doesn't sit right with me, and needs to be cogitated on further. However, as a hardcore cops-off-the-reservation thriller, this is an enthralling 159 minutes.
DEAD PIGS ★★★½☆
D: Cathy Yan.
S: Vivian Wu, Mason Lee, Meng Li, Zazie Beetz.
Charismatic and bitter-sweet look at modern living. There is plenty to enchant, and also a seriousness about financial worries and status anxiety.
D: Sara Blecher.
S: Wayne Van Rooyen, Ronak Patani, Jack Devnarain.
Woefully inane family gangster flick. A prodigal son returns à la Michael Corleone, but there are no similarities in terms of quality.