On the latest episode of CinemAddicts, Anderson Cowan and I discuss a slew of October releases and spotlight a couple of films that should be on your radar.
Whether or not it’s actually Robert Redford’s last film, The Old Man & The Gun is, according to Cowan, a fitting tribute to 1970s cinema and the career of the iconic actor. Redford previously worked with director David Lowery on Pete’s Dragon, and since Cowan is obsessed with Lowery’s previous film A Ghost Story, The Old Man & The Gun was high on his list of films to catch in theaters. The feature is now playing in select theaters.
One of my October recommendations is After Everything, a New York City set romantic drama about Elliot (Jeremy Allen White), a 23-year-old who has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The good news, however, is that he falls head over heels with Mia (Maika Monroe), a career centric woman who returns his affections. Directed by first time filmmakers Hannah Marks (who’s also an actress) and Joey Power, After Everything is not a saccharine, disease of the week narrative. Thanks to top notch writing and charismatic performances from White and Monroe, After Everything is a subtly resonant tale of falling in love amidst a trying period in one’s life. The feature, which co-stars Marisa Tomei and Callie Thorne (Marks worked with Thorne on the TV series Necessary Roughness) hits theaters and is available On Demand starting October 12. Check out this month’s episode of CinemAddicts below!