Love & Mercy ★★★½

i’d almost forgotten that biopics could be this soulful, probing, and empathetic. (feels a touch reductive to use the b-word). if only Oren Moverman had time for all of the great musicians. poor RAY, ya know? he really got shafted. Dano is brilliant as "past" Brian Wilson, and John Cusack is... well, he's definitely alive. and, as "future" Brian Wilson, better than he's been in anything since High Fidelity.