‘Broken Diamonds’ Trailer: Ben Platt And Lola Kirke Are Screwed-Up Siblings In New Film From ‘Camp X-Ray’ Director

After helping Kristen Stewart in her transition to a serious actor with the 2014 military drama Camp X-Ray, director Peter Sattler has been pretty quiet. Now he’s back and helping Ben Platt grow up (he can’t possibly do more teen roles, can he?) with the film Broken Diamonds, which sees him paired up with the always-great Lola Kirke.

Platt stars as a struggling writer who decides he’s dealt with enough tragedy here in the U.S., and decides to flee to Paris, only to have those plans upset by the death of his father and the arrival of his mentally ill sister. The film is directed by Sattler, based on a script by Steve Waverly. Also in the cast are Yvette Nicole Brown and Alphonso McAuley.

This is definitely a change of pace from Sattler, although considering he’s only had one feature under his belt it’s too early to know what his “thing” is. I loved Camp X-Ray even when others didn’t, and hope Sattler finds equal success here.

Broken Diamonds hits select theaters and cable VOD on July 23rd, followed by all VOD platforms on August 23rd.




Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.