Joel Edgerton is the director and a co-star in Boy Erased, a new drama / biography based on the true story of Jared Conlon, a Baptist preacher’s son who was forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program.
Additional key cast includes Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Lucas Hedges…
This trailer is beautiful, the cast is brilliant and the story worthwhile. I’m looking forward to this one and more from Edgerton as director.
Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan, William Ngo and Jesse LaTourette also star.
On The Basis Of Sex is the Mimi Leder directed drama / biography about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG).
Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux and Kathy Bates, the story focuses of RBG’s struggles for equal rights and all she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
I’m in for the story of a smart and extraordinary woman. There’s also the courtroom action / dialogue to look forward to, as well as the pleasant surprise that is the cast and costume. I love everything Jones is dressed in in this trailer.
From director Josie Rourke, Mary Queen Of Scots is a new historical drama about the relationship between Elizabeth I, Queen of England, and her cousin Mary Stuart.
Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn and Gemma Chan star…
First of all, isn’t it special and interesting that two Australian actors have had the opportunity to play Elizabeth I on the big screen twenty years apart? Cate Blanchett’s performance in Elizabeth (1998) is still so powerful and fresh in my mind.
When I first saw Margot in this trailer, I wasn’t sure… but then as the trailer played some more, my faith increased. The real main reason I can’t wait to see this one is the brilliant Ronan. I just want to see her deliver all the great dialogue that wonderful way she knows how. I’ll also be marvelling at the visual spectacle of it all, of course.
Bring on the rivalry!
David Tennant, Brendan Coyle and Jack Lowden also star.
Director Yorgos Lanthimos’s (The Lobster, 2015) latest film is a period piece that stars Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Coleman, Nicholas Hoult and Joe Alwyn.
Set in early 18th century England, Lady Sarah – the close friend of a frail Queen Anne steps in to govern England. New servant Abigail arrives and her charm endears her to Sarah…
I’m in because the cast is great. I’m in to hear Emma Stone’s English accent and for the delightful madness that is characteristic of a Lanthimos movie. I’m also definitely in for the costume. Yes, definitely the costume!
Directed by Marc Meyers and based on the novel by Derf Backderf, My Friend Dahmer is the story of a teenage Jeffrey Dahmer, the American serial killer.
It’s mainly the hope that Ross Lynch would do a mesmerising job of playing Dahmer that’s a key reason for why I saw this movie. Lynch certainly presented well physically which made him stand out as a convincingly odd yet intriguing character. However, I wouldn’t say that ‘mesmerising’ is quite the word. I also wanted to satisfy my curiosity about how similar Dahmer’s childhood was compared to other serial killers I’d heard of. I’d say the answer is ‘not too different’.
What Meyers really shows us in this movie is young Dahmer’s struggle to belong in high school, his less than ideal home life and some of the early signs of who he was likely to become in the not too distant future. The thing we don’t get to learn much about is Dahmer’s psychological state. His journey from ‘not quite carefree teenager’ to full blown serial killer felt incomplete in parts because I wanted to know more about young Dahmer. He seemed distressed but he never cried, nor did he do much talking. This may be the reason I didn’t feel as though I connected to his human side much. At least not as fully as I could have
Overall, My Friend Dahmer is an OK film. Anne Heche, Alex Wolff, Dallas Roberts and the rest of the cast performed well. I guess I just wanted a deeper understanding of Dahmer instead of what felt like a glimpse into part of his teenage years. There’s a part of me that also wanted to feel terrified, I wanted to believe the darkness in Dahmer’s soul more. I wasn’t really scared in this movie until towards the end, in the scene without lights.
What’s suddenly become clear to me is that I should probably watch a documentary about Dahmer, or a movie that starts from his first murder in order to get all the information I want.
Watch it if you’re very curious. Otherwise, maybe find a documentary or wait for Zac Efron’s turn as another infamous American serial killer, Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
In Welcome To Marwen, Steve Carell plays the victim of a brutal attack, one who finds a unique therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery.
Janelle Monae, Leslie Mann, Eiza González and Diane Kruger also star, while Robert Zemeckis directs…
I’m in for all the things that make this movie special, including Carell’s likely notable performance and all the hardwork that made the dolls / figures possible. I’m also looking forward to finding out how Carell’s character’s coping method is characterised psychologically.