Based on true stories, Lost Girls stars Amy Ryan as Mari Gilbert. Gilberts’s daughter Shannan disappears, and police inaction drives her to investigate into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search soon brings attention to an even more grim reality…
Directed by Liz Garbus; additional key cast includes Gabriel Byrne, Dean Winters, Thomasin McKenzie Lola Kirke…
It seems quite clear that Dean Winters’s character isn’t all he ought to be. I’m in for the mystery, plus the great performances by all, especially Ryan and Byrne.
Kevin Corrigan, Miriam Shor, Oona Laurence, Reed Birney, Austyn Johnson, Rosal Colon, Molly Brown, Haskiri Velazquez, Jimi Stanton and Harvey B. Jackson also star.
A family starts to unravel following the death of their reclusive grandmother. Even after she’s gone, the matriarch still casts a dark shadow, especially over her loner teenage granddaughter, Charlie.
Written / directed by Ari Aster, Toni Collette stars as the mother who’s forced to explore a darker realm in order to escape the unfortunate fate her family have inherited. Other key cast includes Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro…
A goo looking trailer that didn’t scare me too much; I happen to like that in a scary movie FingerS crossed that sleep will still be my friend post viewing.
‘So, this is what uptight and highly strung looks like – up close.’
‘Why am I not warming to her?’ Ah yes, it’s because she’s annoying.’
‘I feel bad because I understand now why she irritates me. It’s not quite her fault, poor lass.’
‘This romantic element, I don’t care for it. It feels forced.’
Just a selection of some of the unfortunate thoughts that went through my head as I watched Carrie Pilby, a comedy / drama about a person of high intelligence who struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment.
It’s definitely telling that some days after watching Carrie Pilby, I remember how annoying the main character was but recall not a single moment that was particularly amusing or memorable.
I suppose it doesn’t help that when I think of a comedy where a person of high intelligence is struggling to make sense of the world, the first character that pops into my head is the well imagined and very funny Sheldon Cooper of CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Tough act to follow, clearly. Still, I’m not sure how much difference it would have made If I’d never heard of The Big Bang Theory before watching this movie.
The new movie starring Jesse Eisenberg, Gariel Byrne and Devin Druid has my attention because it involves a seemingly dark secret. Norwegian director Joachim Trier is the man in charge of Louder Than Bombs and the movie’s following trailer has me hypnotised….
For a moment there I thought the trailer was going to reveal the secret alluded to in the trailer. I don’t know what I would have done if that happened. This trailer could have probably done with being a little shorter but things could certainly be worse.
Isabelle Huppert, Ruby Jerins, Rachel Brosnahan and Megan Ketch also star.
Around the time the Chilean mining accident took place in 2010, I learned only the basics of what happened; namely the number of men trapped and the fact that fortunately, against the odds, they all made it out alive.
Starring Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Mario Casas, Gabriel Byrne and Rodrigo Santoro, The 33 is the story of the 33 men, those who helped get them out and their experience of the day of the accident through to the rescue.
Directed by Patricia Riggen, The 33 had me thinking about how much people really need each other to make it through. The survival of all the 33 took a lot of different decisions and actions both big and small, by the men trapped deep underground and people outside.
The movie is just over two hours and it did feel a little long at one point but that was likely more about myself along with probably a lot of the audience wanting and willing the suffering of the men to end already. We all knew that all would be well in the end, of course, whereas the 33 men had no idea.
Would I have watched this movieif the ending wasn’t as happy? Probably not because that would likely make it a horror movie and I’m not really partial to those. The story I did watch is well told and it’s about what it can take to survive when the odds are against you.
One thing you’ll certainly notice as you watch this movie is how good the music is. The man responsible is the unfortunately late, great James Horner, the composer better known for his work on James Cameron’s Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009). May he rest in Peace.