Movie Diary 3/18/2019

Dragged Across Concrete (S. Craig Zahler, 2018). From the director of Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99, films that are violent, gross, and slightly insane – and also among the most impressive examples of recent movie storytelling. This one, a rogue-cop picture, is only just a little less impressive (maybe because the dialogue sometimes spells things out), but still a patient, well-acted exercise. Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, and Tory Kittles lead the terrific cast. (full review 3/22)