New from A Reel of One’s Own by Andrea Thompson: Jeremy Pope Shines Under Pressure in Elegance Bratton’s Harrowing Boot Camp Drama ‘The Inspection’

The Inspection has that “inspired by a true story” disclaimer which often doubles as an inadvertent warning for cringe.

Exceptions must be made in the case of A24 films, however, which are committed to artistic greatness, and above all, respectability.

There’s not usually this much commitment to a story like that of Ellis French, who is played with such ardent, grim sincerity by Jeremy Pope I briefly thought I’d wandered into the wrong screening. He’s that convincing as the kind of guy you hope to God doesn’t approach you on the subway as he attempts to just survive and navigate daily life as a homeless person with rapidly dwindling options.



from A Reel Of One’s Own

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