The Old Man & the Gun
First screened in October 2018
Director: David Lowery. Cast: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Tom Waits, Tika Sumpter, Danny Glover, Elisabeth Moss, Gene Jones, John David Washington, Keith Carradine. Screenplay: David Lowery (based on the New Yorker article by David Grann). Twitter Capsule:
Lowery has chops to fulfill the aesthetic plans he devises but why these plans? Why these stories? Who cares?
It's one thing to make a casual, non-frenetic character study but another for a film and a lead actor to summon so little urgency or clarity of purpose.