Under ordinary circumstances, it would have been among a select group of “must see” releases during the summer of 2020. As things have turned out, it may be the only one.
Still, there’s the “charming” factor, and it’s hard to deny. Chalk it up to star power, which Millie Bobby Brown has.
Could be loosely described as a coming-of-age story for a thirtysomething woman who exists in a state of extreme arrested development.
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U.S. Release Date: 2020-09-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: Antonio Campos
Cast: Tom Holland, Mia Wasikowska, Harry Melling, Jason Clarke, Riley Keough, Haley Bennett, Bill Skarsgard, Sebastian Stan, Robert Pattinson, Eliza Scanlen
Engrossing but conventional – a well-told story whose evocative setting and vivid performances combine to produce a grim and lurid tableau.
Too little about the film feels like real life and who wants a fantasy film that’s such a relentless downer?
The film suffers from an overly-familiar narrative – other films have told with greater power similar stories of lost, self-destructive souls.
U.S. Release Date: 2020-09-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content, Profanity)
Director: Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz
Cast: Janelle Monae, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe, Marque Richardson, Tongayi Chirisa, Lily Cowles
"Twilight Zone" elements aside, the movie never loses sight of its twin objectives: maintain suspense and emphasize a message about the enduring, pernicious power of racism.
Geraldine Viswanathan is the reason to see this by-the-numbers rom-com.
Kaufman once again reminds us that, without someone to shape the writer’s constructs, we’re destined to become stuck in a frustrating morass of eccentricity and self-indulgence.
Doff announces himself as a talent to be reckoned with and his feature debut seems destined for admission into the cult classic hall of fame.