(Note: Once again my calendars lied to me as I thought this was scheduled for later this month.) An alien … Continue reading Captive State – Marketing Recap
This week’s new release Greta tells a familiar story, one of a young woman who through a series of events … Continue reading Greta – Marketing Recap
Secrets emerging from the past to intrude on the present form the primary problem in the new movie Everybody Knows. … Continue reading Everybody Knows – Marketing Recap
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a cultural phenomenon in the last few years, largely because of her … Continue reading On the Basis of Sex – Marketing Recap
Mary Queen of Scots is the second movie, following Outlaw King on Netflix, to bring audiences a story of Scottish … Continue reading Mary Queen of Scots – Marketing Recap
The latest in a series of movies about parents dealing with their child’s sexuality, Boy Erased is directed by Joel … Continue reading Boy Erased – Marketing Recap
The marketing of THE LITTLE STRANGER makes the case for another movie about a house – and family – with plenty of secrets to hide. Continue reading The Little Stranger – Marketing Recap
Spike Lee, one of the most powerful and important filmmakers of the last 30 years who we collectively too often … Continue reading BlacKkKlansman – Marketing Recap
Movies haven’t always been super-kind to the child support profession. If nannies, au pairs and babysitters aren’t murderous, husband-stealing sociopaths they’re comedically reluctant, only in that position because of some other circumstance. The message to women almost seems to be that needing a bit of help not only is a character flaw in and of itself but one that could put your children, marriage and home in danger.
The new movie Tully seems to take a slightly different tack, presenting a more realistic portrait of motherhood. The movie reunites director Jason Reitman, writer Diablo Cody and star Charlize Theron, who plays Marlo, a mother of three whose brother hires her some help to deal with the overwhelming reality of life. That help comes in the form of Tully (Mackenzie Davis), who offers more than just relief from constantly being the only one on call with the kids. The two women bond and have lessons and insights to share with each other about life.
Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) are friends who have grown apart but find themselves coming back together in the new movie Thoroughbreds. Neither is particularly happy in their suburban Connecticut lives and are often a source of frustration to their parents and family. Lily is upper-crust while Amanda is a social misfit. One thing they have in common is their hatred of Mark (Paul Sparks), Lily’s stepfather.
With a shared goal in mind, the pair begin to consider the possibility of murdering him to rid the world of an odious human being. The idea becomes more and more concrete until they reach out to a small-time local hood named Tim (Anton Yelchin, in his final role) for help. That’s on the beginning, though, as their newfound sociopathy only escalates thanks to the self-reinforcing nature of Lily and Amanda’s friendship.