Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
First screened in November 2016
Director: Ang Lee. Cast: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, Arturo Castro, Chris Tucker, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Beau Knapp, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Barney Harris, Kristen Stewart, Bruce McKinnon, Deirdre Lovejoy, Makenzie Leigh, Laura Lundy, Ben Platt, Tim Blake Nelson. Screenplay: Jean-Christophe Castelli (based on the novel by Ben Fountain).

Twitter Capsule: The Curious Case of Billy and Bravo Unit. At once overworked and half-cooked. Eccentric, at least.

VOR:   Palpable aspiration to evoke PTSD in a new way. More blatant experiment with frame rate. Both fall short—so much so that even the goals seem dubious.

Photo © 2016 Sony Pictures Entertainment/TriStar Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

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