Sometimes it seems like the strangest people enter our lives at the most inopportune moments. Then, years later, upon deeper reflection, their presence fits into the glorious chaos of our lives like a missing piece of some massive cosmic puzzle. Such is the case with TJ, a bullied little boy who recently lost his mother, and Hesher, a Metallica-loving anarchist who is essentially an id sporting obscene prison ink. The debut feature from director/co-writer Spencer Susser (who penned the screenplay alongside Animal Kingdom
writer/director David Michod), Hesher
captures one of those tender, life-altering encounters in a way that’s anything but precious, im...