THiNC. Movie Spotlight 149

2024.1.12 THE SETTLERS

This is the movie of the month for me. Totally been waiting for this one to drop for a little now. This movie comes from Chilé and tells the story of colonialism in a totally new way. “At the turn of the 20th century, three horsemen embark on an expedition to secure a wealthy landowner’s vast property. Accompanying a reckless British lieutenant and an American mercenary is mestizo marksman Segundo, who comes to realize, amidst rising tensions within the group, their true mission is to murderously “remove” the indigenous population.”

2024.1.12 ROLE PLAY

Maybe completely overdone, but this looks like a great laugh to me. Who knows? Maybe it’ll be the dumbest movie of the year… we shall see. “Emma has a wonderful husband and two kids in the suburbs of New Jersey. She also has a secret life as an assassin for hire, a secret that her husband Dave discovers when the couple decide to spice up their marriage with a little role play.”


In The Beekeeper, one man’s brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after he is revealed to be a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organization known as “Beekeepers.” I mean, it’ll be in IMAX? So?? Can’t be bad?


Is this a remake of the epic Monty Python movie The Life of Bryan? No, seriously, I’m asking honestly. “Streetwise but down-on-his-luck, Clarence is struggling to get out of debt. Captivated by the power and glory of the rising Messiah and His apostles, he risks everything to carve his own path to a divine life, and ultimately discovers that the redemptive power of belief may be his only way out.” I mean? Sounds like it to me.

Previously on Spotlight Worth Watching Right Now:
EILEEN – Everything might not be quite what it seems with Eileen
BLUE EYE SAMURAI – literally cannot stop talking about this series…
PAST LIVES – gah! so brilliant. basically Before Sunrise??
REBEL MOON – Everyone is dragging this one, but I loved it.
SALTBURN!!!! – Brilliant. Brilliant. Enjoyed every minute.
MURDER AT THE END OF THE WORLD – Brit Marling. Brit Marling. Brit Marling.
ANATOMY OF A FALL – Perfect movie. 100/100. Watch it! Cleaned up at the Globes, will clean up at the Oscars too.

Edited by: CY