The Carter

Lil' Wayne would probably sneer at the comparison, but "The Carter" -- Adam Bhala Lough's intimate, warts-and-all profile of recording artist Dwayne "Lil' Wayne" Carter -- is the "Don't Look Back" of rap. Like D.A. Pennebaker's long-ago Bob Dylan doc, it's spontaneous, unblinking, and ennobles its subject despite himself. Exposure will likely be via music-oriented cable and Online, but Lough's film -- and its moody, idiosyncratic subject -- are revelatory and kinetic.

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