A24 | R | Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck
Pictured: You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.
(Note: The following review was originally published at Consequence of Sound.)
At first, Mississippi Grind might trick you into thinking it’s a raw gambling feature. An indie with two dudes out on the open road, photographed with Altman-esque naturalism as they struggle with their demons and push each other into mischief? The directors, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, are known for this kind of stuff and have a navel gazer’s penchant for society’s side characters, the under-appreciated and misunderstood. Gamblers? They’re outliers, and just plain liars. (more…)