Based on a true story, new crime/thriller Silk Road stars Nick Robinson as Ross Ulbricht, the creator of a dark net website that sells narcotics. While Jason Clarke plays Rick Bowden; the DEA agent who goes undercover to bring him down.
Directed by Tiller Russell; additional key cast includes Jennifer Yun and Jimmi Simpson.
I have to admit that I didn’t expect to see Robinson in this role. Perhaps that’s part of the point since cyber criminals don’t necessarily look like your more visible/stereotypical criminal.
I’m curious because I’m a fan of Clarke and Robinson’s other work. Hopefully this will be even more thrilling than this trailer.
Paul Blott, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Daniel David Stewart, Kenneth Miller, Alexandra Shipp, Katie Aselton, Lexi Rabe, David DeLao, Beth Bailey, Mark Sivertsen and Will Ropp also star.
The Devil All the Time, director Antonio Campos’s drama/thriller about sinister characters in postwar Southern Ohio is a film I found adequately entertaining.
Tom Holland’s turn as Arvin, a young man devoted to protecting those he loves in a place teeming with corruption and brutality is one of the film’s highlights. Bill Skarsgård’s performance earlier in the film is another bright spot.
The most memorable moment of all has to be when Arvin gets picked up while hitchhiking for the first time. The tension in the car is masterfully executed, to say the least. Other small favourite highlights include one of the town names ‘Knockemstiff’ and Sebastian Stan’s character’s delivery of the line: ‘Some people were born just so they could be buried.’
Thematically, The Devil All the Time is a tad too dark for what I like to watch these days. Yet, on the other hand, what did I expect exactly, with a title like that? Perhaps that will teach me to choose to watch a movie mainly for the talented cast rather than prioritising the story.
Overall, I may not have found the story edit of Campos’s film to be as masterful as my favourite movie featuring various characters that all end up cleverly connected (Magnolia (1999), but I liked the way this film revealed some of the key connections.
If you don’t mind dark tales, then you’ll likely have an even better time than I did with The Devil All the Time. Give Campos’s film a chance if you’re curious. I doubt I’ll watch it again, but I’ll always have my favourite moments to fondly remember.
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, both of whom now have to move out with the arrival of the British couple. It’s the resultant tensions between the film’s characters inside and outside the house that helped keep me interested inKent’s film.
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 quite 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.