The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

Directed By – Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Screenplay By Tim Talbott

Cinematography By – Jas Shelton

Starring Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Tye Sheridan & Johnny Simmons

122 min.

This heart pounding movie is due to get a wide release this summer and it is going to rock America. Not only is this amazing cast of every young talented white male actor in Hollywood used to perfection but the story, based on the intense psychology experiment of the same name, is gut wrenching to experience as a cinematic spectator.

Michael Angarano is fucking brilliant as the character Christopher Archer, better known as John Wayne, and this role should take him to the next level. Angarano is able to be playfully cruel to a tee, so much so, that some of the audience members were forced to laugh only to allow themselves a moments respite from the tension that was exuding from the scene.

The entire cast we excellent and surprisingly, due to the number of cast members, were still each given a few moments to show what they can do, and to do it really fucking well.

While the acting is incredible and the story is as nerve wracking as all can be, at the heart of it all is the very real fact that when you combine humanity with social constructions (and power hierarchies), we are able to do things we would have never imagined ourselves capable of.

God Bless America


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