Tag Archives: Macon Blair

THE FLORIDA PROJECT (2017): New Trailer From Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Caleb Landry Jones…

The Florida Project (2017), Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince
The Florida Project (2017), Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince

The Florida Project is a drama set in the shadows of Disney World and tells the story of a precocious 6-year-old called Moonee. Moonee courts mischief and adventure with her playmates and bonds with her rebellious, caring mother. Directed and co-written by Sean Baker; the film’s stars include Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Caleb Landry Jones

I’m interested in the story and it looks as though the main little girl (Brooklynn Prince) is quite the talent. A big part of me also just wants to look and look and look at the beautiful purple building.

The Florida Project Release Dates: October 6th, 2017 (US); January 12th, 2018 (UK)…

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SMALL CRIMES (2017): New Trailer From Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gary Cole, Macon Blair…

Small Crimes (2017), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Small Crimes (2017), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gary Cole and Macon Blair’s new E.L. Katz directed movie Small Crimes is all about a  disgraced former cop who just got out of jail. He  returns home looking for redemption but things don’t quite go according to plan…

I’m actually not that sure about this trailer. But I am a fan of  ‘that one from Game Of Thrones‘ (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Gary Cole. The latter whose work I’ve enjoyed in many of my favourite comedy / drama films and TV shows. To name just a few, Pineapple Express (2008), VEEP (2012) and The Good Wife (2009).

Small Crimes Release Dates: April 28th, 2017 (US)…

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I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE (2017): For The Well Drawn & Acted Character Peculiarities

I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore (2017), Melanie Lynsky
I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore (2017), Melanie Lynsky

Starring Melanie Lynsky, Elijah Wood, and Devon Graye, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is a movie about Ruth, a depressed woman and her pursuit (with help from her neighbour) of the degenerate criminals responsible for burglarising her house.

An interesting mix of comedy, thrills and drama. It’s the peculiar eccentricities and general weirdness of most of the characters that kept me watching. Especially as it became abundantly clear that Ruth and her obnoxious neighbour are dangerously out of their depth.

The comedy in I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is mostly the kind that made me smile or chuckle a little, instead of the kind that might threaten to split my sides. There were points where I found myself thinking, ‘Really, woman? Where’s your instinct for self preservation? Where?!’ But then I remembered that Ruth is quite frustrated, depressed, off her medication and absolutely unbalanced in a very believable way – thanks to a good performance by Lynsky. Written and directed by Macon Blair, this is a movie you watch to see something a little different.

As well as causing me to hide behind my fingers a few times, Macon’s movie had me thinking about how scary it can be when you’re new to living alone. I also found myself understanding and empathising with Ruth’s frustrations. However, compared to her, my general sense of self preservation is, how do I say… stratospheric.

The parts I enjoyed most are the first and last third of the movie. Besides Lynsky and Wood, my other favourite performance came courtesy of Christine Woods who plays what looks like the highly medicated stepmother of the degenerate son.

Good movies that came to mind as I watched I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore include The Voices (2014) and The Lobster (2015), mainly because of the darkness but also the humour. Watch it for the realistic humour and character eccentricities.

Taylor Tunes, Jane Levy, Chris Doubek, Marilyn Faith Hickey, Gary Anthony Williams and also star.

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