Goat (2017)
First screened in January 2017
Director: Andrew Neel. Cast: Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Danny Flaherty, Gus Halper, Austin Lyon, Jake Picking, Will Pullen, Eric Staves, Brock Yurich, Virginia Gardner, James Franco, Kevin Crowley, Jamar Jackson. Screenplay: David Gordon Green, Andrew Neel, and Mike Roberts (based on the memoir by Brad Land).

Twitter Capsule: Not a bad exposé of collegiate macho-turned-mania, but too stacked; would do more work if its villains were harder to hate.

VOR:   Wants to intervene in US cultures of toxic masculinity, but the way the story has been framed, its targets of critique won't recognize themselves.

Photo © 2016 The Film Arcade/Killer Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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