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'Blue Caprice': D.C. sniper case seen through a family lens ★★★
Coolly controlled and extremely well-acted, "Blue Caprice" retells the story of the 2002 Beltway sniper killings perpetrated by John Allen Muhammad, a Louisiana native who dreamed of revenge on the nation, and his informally adopted teenage son, Lee Malvo, a Jamaican-American. This is difficult material, not easy to revisit, no matter how many media-smothered mass shootings we've endured (most recently this month's Washington Navy Yard slaughter) in the interim. Director Alexandre Moors, who grew up a graffiti artist in Paris, cannot possibly explain his subjects' actions in under 90 minutes.
September 26, 2013