Eugene Jarecki gave us one of the most important of modern documentaries, Why We Fight, while other brother Andrew Jarecki offered the uber-divisive doc Capturing the Friedmans and followed it up with the dark narrative film, All Good Things. This is one talented family, and young Nicholas, shown at left, proves no piker in the mix.
What makes this film works so extraordinarily well is the enormous amount of tension created by Mr. Jarecki (the filmmaker is shown at left) via his straight-ahead tech-nique that makes use of numerous quick, deft strokes involving incident and character, coupled to the terrific performance given by Richard Gere (on poster, top, and below), in the leading role of a super-successful hedge-fund magnate named Robert Miller.
Laetitia Casta, above) and probably a major despoiler, too. It's clear that Miller's entire world is collapsing around him; even so, he remains smart, attuned and ever-ready to make the necessary decision -- and pounce.
Tim Roth, above.)
Nate Parker, shown below, this character is pivotal in a number of ways.
Graydon Carter in a small but exquisite role, in which he is so very good that I see a whole new career on the horizon, should Mr. Carter opt for it.
Roadside Attractions, opens across some 38 states in an enormous amount of theaters (for a "limited" release) this Friday, September 14. Here in New York City, it will play at the Angelika, Clearview's 1st and 62nd and Chelsea cinemas, and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. To see all states, cities and theaters, simply click here. Oh, yes -- this film is simultaneously being shown via VOD.