Hey there gang! Spotlight number 112. Wherein I up periscope, and survey the cinematic landscape and see what might be out there and interesting to you today. Or as the case may be this particular week, or this weekend. But if you want to watch something right now that will just uncork your head from your shoulders? Check out the show The Bear on Hulu. This recommendation was sent in by my really, really realllllly persistent friend, Tony. Shelbzilla and Lisa attempted to tip me to it while ago over on the Discord channel, but alas, I ignore them generally. hahah. Alright, let’s spotlight.
2023.04.21 BEAU IS AFRAID
No. It’s you who should be afraid. Beau is Afraid is a movie brought to you by a gentleman who goes by the name of Ari Aster. Don’t know anyone by that name? Okay. Fair. But he brought to you two of the scariest movies of all time, Midsommer and Hereditary. And Midsommer is the scariest movie ever made, bar none. And if you object… well, I object, and I don’t care who you are, or what your counterarguments are… I’m right. So is Beau is Afraid going to be a horror movie? Yeah? And a comedy? Which is an unnerving thought really.
2023.04.21 THE COVENANT
Jake Gyllenhaal for the win. Hitting theaters this Friday. Pretty compelling storyline. “During the war in Afghanistan, a local interpreter risks his own life to carry an injured sergeant across miles of grueling terrain.” OK. Interesting. Bet there will be some fun to be had here.
Cheesy action your thing? PERFECT, because boy have I got the movie for you!! “Salt-of-the-earth Cole (Evans) falls head over heels for enigmatic Sadie (de Armas)—but then makes the shocking discovery that she’s a secret agent. Before they can decide on a second date, Cole and Sadie are swept away on an international adventure to save the world.” But I will NEVER diss Anna after her epic role in 2048. Never.
Previously on Spotlight Worth Mentioning:
BEEF – Perfection. Loved it. Absolute perfection.
DECISION TO LEAVE – Complicatedly beautiful, brilliant Park Chan-wook film.
THE BEAR – Watched this series this week in basically a sitting. Gorged. Unbelievably good.
INSIDE – Mindjobby closed box film totally worth thinking about.
THE LAST OF US – Best TV show in years and years. Fantastic.
WHEN YOU FINISH SAVING THE WORLD – because awesome.
MASTER GARDENER – can’t wait to get into the theater for this one!!
Coming Soon – Watch List:
2023.05.27 JOHN WICK 4
2023.06.16 ASTEROID CITY
2023.06.30 INDIANA JONES 98
2023.07.14 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 99
2023.11.03 DUNE: PART TWO
2023.12.22 REBEL MOON
2023.?.? THE OLD GUARD 2
2023.?.? TRUE DETECTIVE: NIGHT COUNTRY
Unknown SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT DYING
Unknown POOR THINGS (Yorgos Lanthimos)
Unknown THE ZONE OF INTEREST
Unknown KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
There you have it. If you’d like to read more of our THiNC. Spotlight recommendations, you can do that right here.
Edited by: CY