• The Reluctant Fundamentalist

This week Ben Sachs benches 1,040 words with his review of Pain & Gain, Michael Bay’s satire about three bodybuilders (Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie) who stumble into a life of crime. I’ve also got a short review (less than 500 words, but I’m doing a ton of reps) of Persistence of Vision, a documentary about an animator’s three-decade quest to complete his masterpiece, and a recommended review of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, an adaptation of the international best seller that marks a return to form for Mira Nair (Mississippi Masala, The Namesake).