A battle over Lance Hammer‘s Ballast is apparently brewing between Variety‘s Robert Koehler, who championed the film in a 1.19 review, and Screengrab‘s Mike D’Angelo, as indicated here.
I almost offered to have a bare-knuckled fist-fight with D’Angelo last summer over In The Valley of Elah. “Almost” means I was into the divine providence notion that if my support of Elah was fundamentally right and true (that Annie Lennox song excepted), God would help me defeat D’Angelo, and if D’Angelo was right I would be the loser. But I wasn’t entirely serious because getting into a fight would mean swollen hands and an inability to type for a two or three days.