The King (2019)
You know what’s great? Having a pretty face. You know what’s even better? Having a pretty face and the ability to act most people twice your age under the table. I’m speaking of course, about Timothée Chalamet who plays the reluctant Prince who would become King Henry “Hal” V of England. Having seen both Beautiful Boy and Call Me By Your Name, I was transformed from a film junkie who knew nothing about the hottest act in Hollywood to a firm supporter of Timothée’s work. Needless to say, I was eagerly awaiting The King’s arrival on Netflix. My review of this film will be up very soon! I’m going to sit through my second viewing first because it was that good!
Vita and Virginia (2018)
How this movie went completely under the radar for me is just weird and I only found out about it by looking up the British Film Festival movies showing at my local cinema. That aside, it hasn’t had great ratings which is one of the reasons why I want to watch this. The film follows the controversial relationship between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West. I’ve never read any of Virginia Woolf’s work but the book “Orlando” is said to be written all about her relationship with Vita. Tough times for two women in love in the 20s, I’m keen to see where the film goes in the story-telling.
I’m a huge Adam Driver fan, and I also think Scarlett Johansson is underrated as an actress. I’m not referring to her blockbuster work in the Marvel universe, but the smaller, indy films she’s done that she hardly ever gets credit for. If you’re interested in seeing Scarlett at her best, consider checking out Under The Skin (2013). I think this film, among others, truly shows Scarlett’s talent. Adam and Scarlett together in this film makes it worth seeing, but the trailer does a great job of giving just that little bit more to hook you in. I simply can’t wait for this film.
The Sinner is a TV series that I’ve been hooked on since day one. If this season intrigues you, you should really check out the first season. Another actress who has gone mostly unnoticed by Hollywood for her acting talent, Jessica Biel, is amazing in the first season. While I’d like to tell you all about it, I think you should check out the trailer for the first season and then consider taking on The Sinner for the duration. Bill Pullman is also an actor that has had a lot of hits and misses in his career, but he’s definitely lucking out with The Sinner. He was phenomenal in the second season as the detective who has his own dark secret, trying to prove that a child could commit murder. Another series I’ve been thankful to watch and I’m patiently awaiting the new season.
A troubled college freshman, Luke, suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel to help him cope.
Daniel Isn’t Real features an area of horror that hasn’t really been covered in the genre that well – imaginary friends that end up turning against you. It’s trippy and intensely psychological, which can sometimes be entertaining to watch and other times it’s just silly and tedious. Some movies that try to pull off the whole “psychological thriller” vibe but fail – there’s a bunch of them, and as I write this, I’m wondering if I’ll be adding this one to that list. Also worth noting that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Patrick plays the imaginary friend. Funny that Arnie never did horror movies, so his son is kinda branching out where his famous dad didn’t. I’m not holding my breath that this is going to be any good, but if I see it, I’ll share the rest of my insights then!
Thankfully, the second trailer I saw was a lot better.
A true-crime podcaster tries to solve the mystery surrounding a family patriarch’s death.
Truth Be Told stars Aaron Paul, hot off the movie trail with Netflix’s El Camino released last week, Paul plays a man who may have been wrongfully accused of murder. Octavia Spencer plays the woman who helped to put him away for 18 years. What comes out of the prison cell is a furious and aggressive man, and rightfully so. But if he didn’t commit the crime, who did? Lizzy Caplan is also in this playing twins who look awfully guilty of something. This TV series does look like the type of crime-thriller I could actually enjoy. I’m also not overlooking the fact that this tv series will be featured on Apple TV + so not too sure how many people will actually get to see this if they don’t subscribe.