Film

Hell or High Water (Mackenzie, 2016)

The personal is the political in this expertly crafted thriller. With exceptional performances all around (Jeff Bridges is, as usual, wonderful), this provides ample proof that America can still make great (anti-)Westerns. The dynamic between who is the robber and the victim is wonderfully played, with a refreshingly acute knowledge of America’s social and political… Continue reading Hell or High Water (Mackenzie, 2016)

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Precinct Seven Five/The Seven Five (Russell, 2014)

Documentary about New York cop Michael Dowd, who in the 80s, gets caught up in drug trafficking, murder and corruption along with a few other enabling officers in the same precinct. I would have preferred less of the indulgence in its own material, which gives the uneasy impression of uncritical wallowing in systemic police corruption… Continue reading Precinct Seven Five/The Seven Five (Russell, 2014)