Freelance film and TV critic.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Pitch: Having escaped from police custody, Riley North is determined to continue pursuing justice by tracking down the cartel bosses who supplied drugs to Diego Garcia, and whose business interests are responsible for her family's murder. Meanwhile, accountant Chris Wolff has been hired by the cartel to look into the theft of their drug shipments by Diego Garcia, for which Riley North was really responsible. As Riley closes in on the cartel and Chris closes in on Riley, the stage is set for ...
Peppermint vs. The Accountant
I'm kind of amazed that this isn't being pushed for major awards consideration. I thought it was fantastic, but more than that, it's totally the kind of movie that wins awards: a period piece starring a previous multiple Oscar nominee with elegiac themes about the lost American dream. Maybe it's a little too indebted to Terrence Malick, but it's also more accessible than anything Malick has made in quite some time. Gorgeous cinematography, haunting score, careful pacing, evocative use of…