If you’re a fan of Mad Men actress Kiernan Shipka and Scream Queen’s Emma Roberts, then this week’s episode of CinemAddicts is worth checking out.
Kat (Shipka) is a teenager who is left alone at school while most of the other students have just left for vacation. Rose (Lucy Boynton), a fellow student, is also left behind but for different reasons. When a strange force influences Kat, the lives of the people at the school as well as Rose are immediately threatened. Emma Roberts is Joan, a troubled woman who is determined to get to Kat’s school at any cost. Directed by Oz Perkins, The Blackcoat’s Daughter is an atmospheric thriller that’s filled with a memorable final act. As Kat, Shipka proves she can anchor her own movie, and she, along with Boynton and Roberts, are very good in the film.
Directed by Logan Sandler, Live Cargo centers on Nadine and Lewis (Dree Hemingway and Lakeith Stanfield), a grieving couple who travel to a remote Bahamian island for a bit of comfort. Roy (The Wire’s Robert Wisdom) is the island mayor who’s had a big influence on Nadine’s life. He also attempts to serve as a surrogate parent to a homeless teenager named Myron (Sam Dillon). Unfortunately Myron is seduced into the human trafficking operation that’s being conducted by a criminal named Doughboy (Leonard Earl Howze). Shot in black and white, the picture is powered by a memorable performance from Wisdom and Dillon. Live Cargo initially had a release date of March 31, but this week it was pushed back to April 7.
Last but definitely not least, we also talk about the 15th anniversary release of Donnie Darko. Arrow Films spearheaded a 4K restoration of the film which was supervised by Donnie Darko filmmaker Richard Kelly. Check out this week’s episode of CinemAddicts below!!