Danny King

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  • The reason to see Marc Silver's documentary 3½ Minutes, 10 Bullets — about the 2012 shooting of Jordan Davis, a black teenager, by Michael Dunn, a white, middle-aged computer programmer — is to behold the grueling...

  • Even within the strictest formulas of today's superhero-driven Hollywood, the experienced craftsman with a genuine enthusiasm for the form can find precious moments that are able to accommodate his or her personality. See, for example, director...

  • The Overnight — like writer-director Patrick Brice's Creep — is a clever 80-minute game with a punchline ending. Though working within different genre frameworks (Creep is a set-in-the-woods thriller, The...

  • Daniel Duran's Bravetown is a textbook example of substance-over-style success: Aside from a showy opening (a tracking shot that snakes through a club, cribbing freely from Carlito's Way, Boogie Nights, etc.), the movie...

  • Where David Michôd's recent The Rover provided a poised, sparse vision of post-apocalyptic Australia (complete with "a Bressonian car chase," per critic/filmmaker Dan Sallitt), Zak Hilditch's These Final Hours — shot in...

  • First it's lively Christian satire, then it's thoughtful moral reckoning. The two modes under which Will Bakke's Believe Me operates never merge into a cohesive whole, but in a year in which so many successful Christian-themed movies...