Best projects: ATL (2006), Life is Hot in Cracktown (2009), Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2012), 96 Minutes (2012)
It’s a shame that 96 Minutes, the independent drama about a carjacking that hit limited theaters late last month, didn’t make a louder impact than its brief here-today/gone-tomorrow theatrical presence. As the film’s lead, the underutilized Evan Ross gave audiences—albeit the scarce amount of folks who actually saw the film—a demonstration of Diana Ross’ son’s balance of vulnerability and explosiveness. It's a delicate back-and-forth that’s only really been seen in the 2009 indie flick Life is Hot in Cracktown. Casting directors need to recognize.