In new comedy/drama French Exit, Michelle Pfeiffer is Frances Price; an ageing Manhattan socialite who’s fast running out the money she inherited. And so she must move to a small apartment in Paris with her son and cat.
Directed by Azazel Jacobs; additional key cast includes Imogen Poots, Lucas Hedges, Tracy Letts and Danielle Macdonald.
No matter how many times I see Pfeiffer in other films, the mere hearing or reading of her name always brings up an image of her iconic work as Cat Woman in Batman Returns (1992).
The talented cast almost guarantees that I’ll watch this one. May it be even more amusing than this trailer suggests.
Valerie Mahaffey, Isaach De Bankolé, Daniel di Tomasso, Eddie Holland, Matt Holland, Christine Lan, Robert Higden, Larry Dayand Laura Mitchell also star.
Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe and Maika Monroe are the stars of new drama Honey Boy.
Set over the course of a decade, written by Shia LaBeouf and directed by Alma Har’el, Honey Boy is the story of a young actor’s efforts to mend his relationship with his hard-drinking, law-breaking father…
This must have been quite the journey for LaBeouf considering it appears to be based on the story of his relationship with his own father. I’m ready for good performances from everyone. Especially young Mr. Jupe.
FKA Twigs, Natasha Lyonne, Noah Jupe, Laura San Giacomo, Clifton Collins Jr. and Martin Starr also star.
Boy Erasedis a biographical drama based on a specific time in the life of Garrard Conley, a Baptist preacher’s son who as a teenager was forced to take part in a church-supported gay conversion program. A disturbing and damaging practice that I’m sadly unsurprised to learn still continues today.
Besides standing out for being a heartbreaking true story that’s well acted and directed, Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Joel Edgerton’s latest movie features a number of scenes that I won’t soon forget.
My very favourite one is a scene so moving that it made me realise I don’t actually recall the last time I wanted a person’s all important phone call to be answered so desperately.
My second favourite scene takes place just before the one with the phone phone call. It’s a moment that had me hoping that every parent with a strong willed child recognises the value of their child’s will. Especially when the child chooses to question what appears as nonsense – at the most crucial time, regardless of who may be spewing it.
Boy Erased definitely has a number of unfortunate things that happen in this story; meaning you really won’t be laughing much, if at all. Still, I did find the experience worthwhile for the insight into what can occur at gay conversion camps and for the aforementioned well executed and memorable scenes which take place towards the end.
Watch it if it intrigues you enough and also because it’s more hopeful than you may think.
Written / directed by Jonah Hill, Mid90s is a new comedy about an LA based boy growing up in the 90s.
The film’s key cast includes Katherine Waterston, Jerrod Carmichael, Lucas Hedges, Sunny Suljic…
I can’t really say that what’s shown in this trailer speaks to my ‘growing up in the 90’s’ experience (except for some of the iconography). Nevertheless, as a fan of all of Hill’s previous comedy work, it would be silly not to give this movie a chance.
I have three main hopes post trailer viewing. Firstly that I won’t miss the Superbad (2007) vibe. Second, I hope that I won’t be wishing for Hill to be a key cast member and last but not least, my fingers are crossed that the finished product will make me laugh more than this trailer did. Especially since I’m thinking that Mid90s should probably be classified as a drama / comedy at this point.
Alexa Demie, Di Vinci SanTana and Margaret Newborn also star.