“The Menu” is categorized as a comedy, thriller and horror. I’m not sure “Horror” is the correct way to describe it, but the other two genres are spot on. What’s done well is how quickly you get to know the two main characters, Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Tyler (Nicholas Hoult). You’re then left to figure out how the rest of the cast fits into their story. Read more
“The Guest Room” is a freaky thriller about a home invasion that is not exactly as it seems. There are only three people involved, and there is mystery to unravel in the chaos and madness. Many things are not as they seem, and the ultimate goal is what can bring a family together. Couples Therapy has never been so terrifying!
Meet M3GAN, your new best friend.
Directed by: Gerard Johnstone
Screenplay by: Akela Cooper
Story by: Akela Cooper & James Wan
Cast: Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Jen Van Epps, Lori Dungey, Stephane Garneau-Monten
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Producers: Jason Blum, James Wan
Executive Producers: Allison Williams, Mark Katchur, Ryan Turek, Michael Clear, Judson Scott, Adam Hendricks, Greg Gilreath
Directed by: Claire Denis
Written by: Claire Denis, Léa Mysius, Andrew Litvack
Starring: Margaret Qualley, Joe Alwyn, Danny Ramirez, Benny Safdie, and John C. Reilly
Run Time: 2h 15m
Genres: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Distributed by: A24
You can’t run from who you are.
Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
Screenplay by: David Kajganich
Based on the novel by Camille DeAngelis
Starring: Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, André Holland, Chloë Sevigny, David Gordon Green, Jessica Harper, Jake Horowitz, and Mark Rylance
Rating: R for strong, bloody and disturbing violent content, language throughout, some sexual content and brief graphic nudity
Run Time: 2h 10m
Genres: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Produced by: Luca Guadagnino, Theresa Park, Marco Morabito, David Kajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Lorenzo Mieli, Gabriele Moratti, Peter Spears, Timothée Chalamet
Executive Producers: Giovanni Corrado, Raffaella Viscardi, Moreno Zani, Marco Colombo, Jonathan Montepare
Music by: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
In writer/director John Patton Ford’s debut feature, we meet Emily at a job interview. She’s innocently asked about her past, to which she gives up information on a DUI, affirming that there’s nothing else to offer.
“God’s Country” is set in a small town in Montana. The movie is based on “Winter Light” by author James Lee Burke. Burke, who’s a New York Times bestselling author. Burke has written over forty novels. He also has two short story collections and “Winter Light” is from one of those collections. I hope more filmmakers dig into them and find more movies to make.
“Goodnight Mommy” is the remake of the 2016 Austrian horror film of the same name. I say remake lightly. The original movie tackles what it’s like to go through a period of grief when you’re entirely alone. This film does the same thing, only here, and brilliantly when you think about it, you’re not quite sure what the hell is going on! Well, at first. It’s a tad slow. However, that’s what makes it so good… or is it confusing to its audience? That’s why I also use the word “brilliantly.” When you leave the theater, you can’t help but continue to think about this movie eating away at you.