Often when movies are described as a slow burn, my heart sinks a little because it can mean that the pace is lacking in the most unsatisfying way. Luckily, it just so happens that The Good Nurse, the latest biography/crime/drama from Danish director Tobias Lindholm is the kind of slow burn you want people to mean when they describe a movie as such.
Smartly shot, well-edited and acted, Lindholm’s movie is based on a true story about an infamous caregiver who is linked to the deaths of hundreds of hospital patients.
Oscar winners Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne both deliver notable performances. Additional highlights include the camera work, how dramatic and quieter moments are captured, plus the pairing of Noah Emmerich and Nnamdi Asomugha in their specific roles.
Watch The Good Nurse for a welcome reminder of how highly engaging a film described as a slow burn can be.
New biography/crime/drama The Good Nurse follows an infamous caregiver who finds themselves implicated in the deaths of hundreds of hospital patients.
Directed by Tobias Lindholm; Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Noah Emmerich and Nnamdi Asomugha are among the key cast.
I’d been missing seeing Redmayne on screen, so I’m watching this for that reason and the chilling fact that this is based on a true story.
As someone who has resisted looking up details about the truth about these characters, I’m now especially curious to understand the thinking behind the ‘one neck, two heads’ artwork above. I’m scared that the truth is far darker than this trailer suggests. There’s of course, also a chance that I’m seriously overthinking matters. Still, I’m cautiously excited to find out.
Malik Yoba, Ajay Naidu, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Maurice J. Irvin, Jennifer Regan, Gabe Fazio, Brooke Stacy Mills and Alix West Lefler also star.
Starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and John Malkovich; Ava is one of those films I watched to the very end for three reasons. Firstly because it’s Chastain, Farrell and Malkovich. Second, even though I wouldn’t call AVA good, I hoped to find something I’d like about it. Lastly, Each quarter managed to do just enough to hook me so I’d stay curious enough to want to find out how the next moments would unfold.
Directed by Tate Taylor; Chastain is Ava, a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organisation. While abroad on a high profile hit, things don’t go according to plan and soon our protagonist finds herself a target.
The main issue I found with Taylor’s film is the hugely underdeveloped story and dialogue. There are unfortunately next to zero impressively smart, surprising elements in Ava. A reality that made the movie feel like one of the most ‘basic’ action movies I’ve ever seen.
Even though the three leads can certainly act, none of it proved enough to save Ava. Everyone did the best they could with both the script and stunt direction. Yet, sadly, the action sequences much like the rest of the movie offer minimal delights.
The parts I did enjoy most are the last interactions between Malkovich and Farrell’s characters. It was also great to watch Farrell use his natural Irish accent in a movie again. The last time I saw him do that was inIn Bruges (2008).
If you’re extremely curious about Ava, do what you must. Otherwise, maybe watch Atomic Blonde (2017) instead.
The latest official trailer for director Andy Muschietti’s IT Chapter 2 – starring Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, James McAvoy and Bill Skarsgård is finally here…
The first thing I noticed with this impressive trailer is how wonderfully creepy Skarsgård looks as Pennywise. The second is the brilliant casting of most, if not all of the adult versions of the kids in the movie.
I wonder if this could be the version of IT that actually really terrifies me. I’m ready to find out. I think I’m ready to find out.
Javier Botet , Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Martell and Troy James, also star.
As established in IT (2017), evil in the shape of scary clown Pennywise likes to revisit the town of Derry Maine every 27 years.
Starring James McAvoy, Bill Skarsgård, Javier Botet and Jessica Chastain, all the young members of the ‘Losers Club’ are now grown up and and living far from Derry.
That is until a devastating phone call takes them right back…
What a delightfully creepy trailer!
I’ve mentioned a few times that I like clowns so I haven’t yet found any of the IT movies especially scary. At least not in a way that’s nightmare inducing. As such, I’ll be watching director Andy Muschietti’s new movie to see if that changes.
I also need to confirm that I won’t find the acting by the young cast members in the 2017 movie more convincing than that of the adults in this new version. Reason being, that was my precise opinion about the performances in the original 1990 IT film.
Bill Hader, Sophia Lillis, Troy James, Jack Dylan Grazer, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Martell and also star.
Aaron Sorkin, a Hollywood name most film lovers know purely for his great screenwriting abilities has directed an exciting looking drama. Starring Idris Elba, Jessica Chastain, Michael Cera and Kevin Costner, Molly’s Game is a true story about an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target…
I’m excited for reasons including the fact that I really enjoy Aaron Sorkin’s writing. As such, I’m hoping that his directing will be great too. The paring of Elba and Chastain is one I didn’t know I wanted to see until I just saw it. Fingers crossed that this movie turns out really well.
Chris O’Dowd, Rachel Skarsten and Bill Camp also star.
Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl’s new movie, The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the true story of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo during the Nazi invasion…
The Zookeeper’s Wife is directed by Niki Caro and based on Diane Ackerman’s bestselling book. The beautiful animals are one reason to watch this movie. That the story and Chastain’s talents, of course.