On this week’s CinemAddicts podcast we cover four movies, two of which (Long Way North, American Honey) are bound to make my 2016 Top 10 list. The horror thriller Clowntown and the music documentary Danny Says are also covered on the show.
Set in 1892 Russia, Long Way North centers on Sacha, a brave girl who sets out to find her missing grandfather, an explorer who embarked on an ambitious expedition to the North Pole. Directed by animator Remi Chaye, the movie is a visually stunning film. Chaye has a superb command of light and shadow with his work, and his subtle approach to storytelling packs an emotional punch throughout the narrative.
Directed by Andrea Arnold, American Honey is a road trip drama about Star (Sasha Lane), a teenager who runs away from home to join a crew of young people (led by Shia LaBeouf) who sell magazine subscriptions throughout America. Clocking in at 158 minutes, American Honey’s sprawling storyline may deter some viewers, but I was completely seduced by the performances and Arnold’s creative ambitions.
My Blu-ray pick of the week is the Blake Lively thriller The Shallows, and Anderson Cowan reviews the Netflix film Audrie & Daisy.
Click on the media bar below to hear our review of the aforementioned films, as well as Clowntown and Danny Says.