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THE AFTERMATH (2019): The Things I Liked…

The Aftermath (2019), Keira Knightley, Fox Searchlight
The Aftermath (2019), Keira Knightley, Fox Searchlight

Set in Hamberg, Germany, in director James Kent’s post WWII drama The Aftermath, Jason Clarke plays British colonel Lewis Morgan. Morgan is assigned to live in Hamberg where his wife Rachael (Keira Knightly) reluctantly agrees to join him. The house provided to the colonel is occupied by German architect Stephen (Alexander Skarsgård) and his daughter, who now have to move out with the arrival of the British couple. It is the resultant tensions between the film’s characters inside and outside the house that helped keep me interested in The Aftermath.

I like the way parts of Kent’s film is lit, shot and edited. The latter particularly in regards to the truth of the nature of Morgan’s relationship with his wife. Even though The Aftermath is set during quite a sad time for many of the characters, I didn’t find the experience of watching the movie to be especially depressing – which is probably thanks to all the romance. I mean, they do say that there’s nothing like love to lift one’s spirits.

In addition to the romance, I adored the gorgeous main house in which several scenes are shot. It certainly proved a welcome contrast to all the bombing rubble outside. Another highlight I noticed at trailer stage is Rachael’s attire. It seems as though Knightley always gets to wear great clothing in her movies. Perhaps it’s written into her contract. Either that or she just has the ability to make clothes look fantastic. The latter definitely seems more likely.

Watch The Aftermath if you’re curious. It’s not perfect but there are things to like about it. One thing you may realise by the end is just how perfect the film’s title really is – considering all the various ‘aftermaths’ within.

Happy Film Loving

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PET SEMATARY (2019): New Trailer Based on Stephen King Novel, Starring Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz…

Pet Sematary (2019), JasoneClark
Pet Sematary (2019), Jason Clark

Directed by Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer and based on the bestselling Stephen King Novel of the same name, Jason Clarke, John Lithgow and Amy Seimetz are the stars of new horror / thriller Pet Sematary.

The story centres around the Creed family who move into a new rural home, and soon learn of the ‘Pet Semetary’ located close by. After their cat is killed by a truck, said cat is laid to rest in the mysterious pet cemetery. The Creeds don’t fully know it yet but the cemetery is not quite as it seems. In fact, it soon proves to them that sometimes, dead is better…

I’ll start by saying that I already love the ‘…sometimes, dead is better‘ line. So spooky!

Having definitely not read the book, I’m drawn in by how clever this story seems to be. I’m interested in the thrills and maybe a few scares… but really, mostly the thrills, because I’m scared.

Naomi Frenette, Maria Herrera, Obssa Ahmed, Bailey Thain, Sonia Maria Chirila, Jeté Laurence and Hugo Lavoie also star.

Pet Sematary Release Dates: April 5th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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THE AFTERMATH (2019): New Trailer From Keira Knightley, Aleksander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke…

The Aftermath (2019), Alexander Skarsgård
The Aftermath (2019), Alexander Skarsgård

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The Aftermath (2018)


Directed by James Kent; The Aftermath is a World War II drama / romance starring  a Keira Knightley, Aleksander Skarsgård and Jason Clarke.

At the centre of the story is a British colonel and his wife who are assigned to live in Hamburg, Germany during the post-war reconstruction. Tensions soon arise between them and the German who previously owned the house…

It’s probably too early to say it but I may already have my favourite trailer of this month. This story looks so very compelling thanks to the edit, music, cast, etc. There’s also the fashion. I’m definitely already loving all the clothes and coats on Knightley.

Kate Phillips, Jannik Schümann, Fionn O’Shea and Tom Bell also star.

The Aftermath Release Dates: March 1st, 2019 (UK); April 26th, 2019 (US)…

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CHAPPAQUIDDICK (2017): New Trailer From Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms…

Chappaquiddick (2017), Jason Clarke
Chappaquiddick (2017), Jason Clarke

Jason Clarke, Kate Mara and Ed Helms are the stars of Chappaquiddick, the John Curran directed biography of Ted Kennedy’s life and political career.

Kennedy’s life and career become derailed after his involvement in a fatal car accident that claims the life of young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne…

I’m intrigued because I want to see Jason Clarke in a leading role and Ed Helms  excel in a dramatic, non-comedic one.

Chappaquiddick Release Dates: April 6th, 2018 (US)…

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WINCHESTER – THE HOUSE THAT GHOSTS BUILT (2018): New Trailer From Jason Clarke, Helen Mirren, Sarah Snook…

Winchester - The House That Ghosts Built (2018), Helen Mirren
Winchester – The House That Ghosts Built (2018), Helen Mirren

In Winchester – The House That Ghosts Built Helen Mirren is an eccentric firearm heiress who believes that she’s being haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle. Jason Clarke and Sarah Snook also star while Peter and Michael Spierig write / direct…

For some reason it crossed my mind after watching this trailer that there maybe an interesting twist in this story. I’m interested because it’s Helen Mirren and I’m hoping that the horrors are more like those in Crimson Peak (2015) rather than something that will induce nightmares for me.

Winchester – The House That Ghosts Built Release Dates: February 2nd, 2018 (US); March 2nd, 2018 (UK)…

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ALL I SEE IS YOU (2016): New Trailer From Blake Lively, Jason Clarke, Yvonne Strahovski, Danny Huston…

All I See Is You (2016), Blake Lively, Jason Clarke
All I See Is You (2016), Blake Lively, Jason Clarke

In All I See Is You, Blake Lively is a blind woman whose relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves. Directed by Marc Forster; Jason Clarke, Yvonne Strahovski and Danny Huston also star…

This looks like it could be Lively’s darkest role yet and that’s a prospect too intriguing for me to ignore. I also just want to know the nature of the ‘disturbing details’ discovered.

All I See Is You Release Dates: October 27th, 2017 (US)…

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CHILD 44 (2015): Tom Hardy Is All The Reason You Need

Child 44 (2015), Tom Hardy
Child 44 (2015), Tom Hardy

Here is the reason I was yelping with uncontrollable joy today.

There’s been some talk about the authenticity of the Russian accents…

It’s all business of course, the need to get the film to as wide an audience as possible. I’m just happy to watch the very talented cast including Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Vincent Cassel, Noomi Rapace, etc. and fully understanding what they’re saying without difficulty.

Such an interesting story. I can’t wait to see it unfold.

Happy Child 44 🙂

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