THiNC. Movie Spotlight #33

THiNC. Movie Spotlight 33 – Because you don’t have enough decent movies in your life, and you should. Just finished watching The Wall with my son, and when it ended, I asked him, “So what did you think of it?” and he responded, “Better than normal lame action movies. You had to think to try and figure out what the heck was going on. There’s only three people in the movie, one is dead, and the other one is never seen. Pretty epic movie.” We need to get you more “pretty epic movies” in your life and less “lame action movies.” You’d think he was reading my blog or something.

No Man of God. – 8/27 – “Sentenced to death by electrocution, serial killer Ted Bundy develops a strange and complicated relationship with FBI agent Bill Hagmaier while detailing his heinous crimes.” I’m there for the story, but mainly for Elijah Wood’s performance. Rent it on Amazon, Google… everywhere really.

Naked Singularity – 8/13 – “Casi is a promising young New York City public defender whose idealism is beginning to crack under the daily injustices of the very justice system he’s trying to make right. Doubting all he has worked for, and seeing signs of the universe collapsing all around him, he is pulled into a dangerous, high-stakes drug heist by an unpredictable former client in an effort to beat the broken system at its own game.” Yes. I think this one bombed as soon as it came out. But I will always back Mr. Attack the Block, Star Wars hero – Finn, John Boyega. Watch it on Google, Apple TV, etc.

Swan Song – 8/21 – We follow a retired hairdresser and local bar performer icon Pat Pitsenbarger (Kier) who has given up on life from the confines of his small-town Sandusky, Ohio nursing home. But when Pat gets word that a former client’s dying wish was for him to style her final hairdo, he sets out on an epic journey across Sandusky to confront the ghosts of his past – and collect the beauty supplies necessary for the job. SWAN SONG is a comical and bittersweet journey about rediscovering oneself, and looking gorgeous while doing so.

Munyurangabo – Available to stream 8/1/2021 – Watch it here on Tubi for free. Two kids in Rwanda. That’s it. That’s everything that happens in this movie. And yet, because of the recent atrocities and horrors, there is way more to this movie than can possibly be said. It would be good to go into this movie with at least the minimal basics about the Rwandan Genocide… wherein somewhere between 500,000 and 800,000 people were murdered. That sort of deep wound doesn’t need to be said, it just is, and that is the way Munyurangabo plays it. It’s a transcendent film.

Annette – 8/20 – Available on Prime. Okay – look. If experimental is not your thing? I don’t want to hear about it. But I have it on good authority that the “WHAT THE HECK” factor on this movie is off the charts. Annette tells the story of a self-loathing comedian (Adam Driver) who falls for an opera singer. And when the two of them give birth to a … wait for it … marionette baby. See? Experimental. And did I mention it’s a musical?

Infinity Chamber – Available to stream on Prime. Directed by the brilliant Travis Milloy – whom I have had a ton of fun talking with on a couple of occasions. About his movies, about Christopher Soren Kelly, etc., etc. Anyone that spends all of his savings to build a mini-Infinity Chamber in his garage on the lark that he’ll be able to pull together a movie out of it? Is alright with me. This movie is 20 shades of brilliant. You really have to go in blind on this one, and trust me for once.

!!!Quick Scheduling Reminder!!!

Reminder: The Night House – in theaters now. (Mentioned it in Spotlight #30.) But it’s an amazing film. I’ll be reviewing it in the week or two ahead I’m sure.

Reminder: Reminiscence – in theaters now. (Mentioned in #30 as well.) Only mentioning it here because I highly doubt I’ll be doing a review. Seems to have bombed atrociously. We’ll see. Have you seen it yet? What did you think of it?

There you have it – THiNC. Movie Spotlight #33. If you’d like to read more of our THiNC. Spotlight recommendations, you can do that right here.

Edited by: CY