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'Snow Angels'
'Snow Angels'

David Gordon Green's fourth feature is somewhat of a departure for a director known for his lyrical depictions of Southern life. Based on a novel by Stewart O'Nan and set in an unidentified northern town in the dead of winter, "Snow Angels" opens with a wink followed by a bang. A high school marching band is fumbling hilariously through a desultory rendition of Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" when a couple of gunshots ring out nearby. The sudden sense of menace cuts through what until then had felt like the set-up to a wry comedy or witty drama in the vein of "The Ice Storm." Flash back to a few weeks earlier. Young trombonist Arthur (Michael...

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