New from A Reel of One’s Own by Andrea Thompson: John Boyega Plays a Man Pushed Too Far in the Tragic Heist Film ‘Breaking’

There’s a single shot in Breaking that explains much of the state of America and why it so often feels hostage to male rage. As Iraq War vet Brian Brown-Easley (John Boyega) departs Veteran Affairs after receiving none of the help he needs, the camera quietly lingers over a waiting room mostly comprised of silent men, each waiting for what they were promised after serving.

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