Little Men
First screened in September 2016
Director: Ira Sachs. Cast: Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri, Greg Kinnear, Paulina García, Jennifer Ehle, Talia Balsam, Alfred Molina, Madison Wright, Teeka Duplessis, Elia Monte-Brown, Stan Carp, Arthur J. Nascarella, Andy Karl, Yolonda Ross. Screenplay: Mauricio Zacharias and Ira Sachs.

Twitter Capsule: As with Sully I admire its nuances and evasions of cliché but also craved a deeper probe. García and the boys are great.

Second Capsule: As usual with Sachs's films, more nuances emerge on second viewing. Still, this one doesn't hit me as earlier ones did.

VOR:   Even if the movie strikes me as risking too much on elision and miniaturism, it's a storytelling strategy the movies could use more. You can almost see a real New York here.



Photo © 2016 Magnolia Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B


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