Directed by Stacie Passon, We Have Always Lived In The Castle is a new mystery / thriller starring Alexandra Daddario, Crispin Glover, Sebastian Stan and Taissa Farmiga.
Based on the novel by Shirley Jackson, this is the story of Merricat, Constance and their Uncle Julian. Living in isolation after a family tragedy six years earlier, they welcome cousin Charles into their home. Charles is actually there to steal the family fortune; and for good measure, threaten the dark secret they’ve been hiding…
I think I can see cousin Charles’s strategy for stealing the fortune based on what’s shown in this trailer. Now I just want to know the nature of the hidden dark secret.
Paula Malcomson, Peter O’Meara, Peter Coonan, Stephen Hogan, Bosco Hogan, Anna Nugent and Joanne Crawford also star.
Oscar winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola is the reason I chose to watch The Bling Ring. It’s just unfortunate that the resultant experience is quite the disappointment.
In a story based on true events and about fame obsessed teenagers robbing the homes of celebrities in LA, I’m not quite sure precisely what I was expecting but I didn’t anticipate that the movie would have a student film feel and not n a good way.
I’m not certain if the film’s lacking pacing and not particularly engaging style was supposed to represent the teenager’s otherwise slow daily lives and detached attitudes, but it very quickly proved tedious. The only performance that didn’t feel completely underwhelming to me was Leslie Mann’s.
If I were tasked with naming one true winner as a result of The Bling Ring’s existence, I’d choose Kanye West. He’s certainly not in the movie but his music is featured quite prominently and I’m assuming that means a healthy payday.
The Bling Ring; I say watch it if you must, I’m just not sure that you’ll find it particularly impressive.
Ti West is the director of In A Valley Of Violence, the new western starring John Travolta, Karen Gillan and Ethan Hawke. There’s the promise of a little gun play, some revenge, a sprinkling of misfits and of course, a mysterious stranger…
I wonder which of Ethan Hawkes 2016 westerns I’ll like more, In A Valley Of Violence orThe Magnificent Seven? The gun play in the latter tells me it might win. But then there’s the humour in the former which feels reminiscent of A Million Ways To Die In The West(2014)…