Another serial killer flick
The first feature length film for director Jake Schreir shows us a glimpse into our near-future. Glass phones, voice-activated video-calling on HD screens, robots cooking lasagne; it’s really the 21st century dream. But what do we do with all the old people? Turns out what we do is give them robots and let them steal diamonds and antique versions of Don Quixote.
Lee Toland Krieger, well-versed in the doctrines of ‘indie’, offers us yet another spin on the rom-com genre. Written by co-stars Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, Celeste and Jesse Forever is, at certain points, an endearing and unique take on relationships and heartbreak, but at others resorts to the conventional mainstays of the genre. (Oh hello, embarrassing wedding speech, we haven’t seen you in a while, except from ALL THE BLOODY TIME.)
Warrior. Thief. Pensioner.
Clint Eastwood is a man whose name you should know. Even if he occasionally has no name. He is a bona fide, genuine legend of the big screen. And he has 12 different Wikipedia pages. Trouble with the Curve, released on Friday, resurrects Eastwood’s now traditional persona of grizzly-pensioner-with-hidden-depths in his first acting role in a film he hasn’t directed since 1993. Growl.
Santa Claws is coming to town.