Monthly Archives: September 2018

Play That Funky Music

WBR-S“White Boy Rick” is a welcome surprise, absorbing you into its micro chasm of crime with meticulous production design recreating Detroit in the 1980s and featuring a breakout acting performance by newcomer Richie Merritt in the title role.

“White Boy” is the true story of Rick Wershe Jr. (Merritt) who, in 1984 at the age of 15, was recruited by the FBI to become an informant and aid them in quelling Detroit’s growing crack cocaine epidemic. As with all good crime dramas, it’s an offer Rick can’t refuse: become an informant or your Dad goes to jail. Continue reading