A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.
In 1983, the son of an American professor is enamored by the graduate student who comes to study and live with his family in their northern Italian home. Together, they share an unforgettable summer full of music, food, and romance that will forever change them.
An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
Guillermo del Toro
"Good Time" (2017 release; 100 min.) brings the story of Connie Nikas. As the movie opens, his brother Nick, who is mentally handicapped, is in a therapist session. Connie rudely interrupts, and soon thereafter Connie and Nick are robbing a bank, but as they make their getaway, a device containing dye and smoke ignites, and not long thereafter, Nick is apprehended by the cops and detained at Ryker's. Connie is now desperate to post bail before further bad things happen to Nick. At this point we are a good 10 min. into the movie, but to tell you more of the plot would spoil your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.
Couple of comments: this movie is the latest from co-directors Ben Safdie (who also stars as Nick) and Josh Safdie (who also co-wrote the script). Almost from the get-go, they create a high-tension movie, and the first 40 min. blow by in no time, as you are watching what is unfolding on the big screen with a sinking feeling in your stomach that things probably re going to get worse before they get better (if at all)... The entire movie plays out in about 24 hrs. An almost unrecognizable Robert Pattinson brings a career-best performance as Connie, oh how things have changed since the Twilight saga! Check out also the small but very remarkable performance by Jennifer Jason Leigh (as Connie's girlfriend). Last, but certainly not least, is the fantastic original score from Oneohtrix Point Never. As I was listening to it early on in the movie, I could've sworn that it was Tangerine Dream circa 1977. I will most certainly seek out the CD.
I had seen the trailer for the movie, and was looking forward to seeing this. The movie opened this past weekend at my local art-house theater here in Cincinnati, for what turns out to be a one-week run. I caught it on the next-to-last day, and the Wednesday evening screening where I saw this at was attended quite well actually (about 10 people). If you are in the mood for a gritty crime drama featuring a performance by Robert Pattinson as you've never seen him before, I'd readily recommend you check this out, be it in the theater, on VOD or eventually on DVD/Blu-ray.
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