On the latest episode of CinemAddicts we cover the films we’re looking forward to in the month of November. Topping that list is Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which is opening in limited release November 17. The flick, which is getting a ton of critical praise, will surely net another Oscar nomination for Frances McDormand who plays a mother who is trying to find justice for her daughter’s murder.
Several films are also reviewed in the podcast, as I discuss the upcoming films My Friend Dahmer, Sweet Virginia, and Blade of the Immortal. Ross Lynch gives one of this year’s best performances as the young Jeffrey Dahmer, and this Disney and music star proves he can take on challenging dramatic material (the house featured in the film is Dahmer’s actual childhood home). Opening November 17, Sweet Virginia is a first rate, Alaskan set thriller starring Jon Bernthal and Christopher Abbott. Blade of the Immortal, like My Friend Dahmer, opens November 3 and is director Takashi Miike’s latest samurai masterpiece.
Check out the latest episode of CinemAddicts below:
Directed and written by Trey Edward Shults,It Comes At Night is a psychological thriller/horror hybrid about a family trying to survive through a plague that is seemingly wiping out humanity.
Joel Edgerton is Paul, the father who has a strict regimen to keep his wife (Carmen Ejogo) and son (Kelvin Williams Jr.). Since they live at a boarded up house in a remote section of the woods, they must not expose themselves during the dead of night, as whatever disease (or is it a monster?) that is infecting humans may catch them unawares.
Christoper Abbott, Riley Keough, and Griffin Robert Faulkner is another family that joins up with Paul’s group as they believe pooling their resources increases their chances of survival. Shults shot his nail-biting feature near Woodstock, New York, and Edgerton and Ejogo talked about forming a cohesive family unit within this environment. (Click on the media bar below to hear Edgerton and Ejogo).
It Comes At Night is now playing in select theaters.
If you thought Joel Edgerton’s 2015 effort The Gift was creepy and scary beyond belief, then the trailer to his new film It Comes At Night promises an equally unnerving experience. The picture is one of this year’s most anticipated films among cinephiles since it’s directed by Trey Edward Shults, the talented filmmaker behind the revered drama Krisha.
The project, which recently debuted at the Overlook Film Festival, is a post-apocalyptic, survivalist thriller about a family man (Edgerton) who lets another family into his home. With an mysterious, outside threat ready to tear these people apart, staying indoors, especially during the night, is paramount to their continued existence. Can two families exist in a desolate home with an outside threat seemingly right around the corner, or will these people simply break down under the pressure filled circumstances.
With films like The Gift, Midnight Special and more recentlyLoving, Edgerton is on a roll, and It Comes At Night should continue that momentum.
Co-starring Carmen Ejogo, Christopher Abbott, and Riley Keough, It Comes At Night opens nationwide June 9th. Check out the trailer and let us know what you think!