Film & TV

The Beltway Sniper Movie Looks Terrifying

Film & TV

The Beltway Sniper Movie Looks Terrifying

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Its title makes it sound like sun-soaked romance set amidst the sparkling waters of the Caribbean, but Blue Caprice is actually the opposite of that. It’s a horrifying look at the Beltway sniper attacks that terrorized the DC area in in 2002, as seen through the eyes of the perpetrators (the movie is named after the car they used). Caprice blew the wooly socks off the Sundance Film Festival for its strong performances, and now we get our first look at the trailer. It shows Isaiah Washington in full-on John Allen Muhammed mode (the sniper dude) as he manipulates a young, fatherless boy (Tequan Richmond) to be his partner in crime. The movie comes to us from a first time director, Alexandre Moors, and it can’t help but remind us of another Sundance standout made by a first-timer: Fruitvale. This movie, like that one, depicts real-life events that culminate in a gun-related tragedy. Fruitvale is essential viewing, and it looks like Blue Caprice is too.