Our Screen team also weighs in on Robert Eggers’ bugnuts follow-up to The Witch, a couple of end-of-life dramas and a disappointing time-travel film.
The film also has the dubious distinction of predicting the Rachel Dolezal scandal — one of its characters is a fake black woman.
In Kill the Messenger, Renner rises above most of his post-Hurt Locker roles — he’s been the shirtless superhero dude for too long.
Ariel Vromen’s mob movie The Iceman and Jeff Nichols’ Mud open this Friday.
A heavy-hitting cast, tense atmosphere and sharp dialogue make this underworld thriller just a few stops short of greatness.