Anonymous movie poster

The hackers are coming! Director and co-writer Akan Satayev’s tale of an immigrant's son who starts off clicking for dollars and winds up orchestrating a stock market panic plays like a highly competent student film and looks like an expensive episode of basic cable television. Everything feels requisite, from the mother weeping over her lost job and unpaid bills to the tiny slip that eventually proves deadly. But requisite is a long way from real. There’s a measure of timeliness here, what with the attention being paid to fake online news and its putative influence on real events, but in this case, the reality easily trumps the fiction. 2016.

Matthew Lickona

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