A new twist on an old game

What: “Shimmer Lake”

Where Seen: Netflix

100 Word Review:

Funny, sometimes brutal, told-in-reverse crime thriller made by folks who know their Coen brothers and Tarantino.

A bank gets robbed, people are whacked, and step by step we weave our way back to how, and why, it’s all playing out this way.

If you’ve seen a ton of films, it’s not especially hard to guess where it’s headed (newbies will be shocked by the twists), but it works beautifully.

Some great character actors get time to shine, and first-time director Oren Uziel has a winner.

If this was the ’90s, he’d be the toast of Sundance right now.

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