This movie starts out with a “BANG!” We begin with a New Year’s celebration and for some reason, the way it was all set in motion made me think of the Kathryn Bigelow film “Strange Days.” This being the case, I was expecting a three-minute-long POV shot. However, I was taken by surprise by what came next.
Tag: Vertical Entertainment
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Directed by: Damián Szifron
Written by: Damián Szifron, Jonathan Wakeham
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ben Mendelsohn, Jovan Adepo
Run Time: 119 minutes
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Without pretentious and overstated characters who annoy as well as inadvertently diverge your attention off the storyline, “Gone in the Night” has a few plot twists that would have helped it become something to watch. That’s if there’s nothing else on, of course.
Roadside Attractions and Vertical Entertainment will release EMILY THE CRIMINAL exclusively in theaters on August 12, 2022.
Written and Directed by: John Patton Ford
Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi, Megalyn Echikunwoke, and Gina Gershon
Run Time: 1h 33m
Genres: Crime, Thriller, Drama
What you may think is just a story about friends getting together for some fun and drinking turns dark fast. This may be slow to get started, but the ending is well worth the journey. Enjoy the ride.