'R Xmas

'R Xmas ★★★½

Nothing like getting in the Christmas spirit with a gritty NYC Abel Ferrera flick! Drea De Matteo of The Sopranos is excellent. The rest of the cast is so-so but the real star is Ferrera and his crew who really capture an early 90s NYC. 'R Xmas is Ferrera's more grounded exploration of drug dealing than the operatic King of New York. The camera, music and editing create a tense yet laidback mood. Don't expect any shoot outs or coked-up rants. Oh and it takes place on Christmas.

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