Christopher Abbott

Movie Review: Piercing (2018)

Piercing has the singular, most chilling opening sequence I have ever seen in a movie. I don’t think it can get any more horrifying than an ice pick brandished in a newborn baby’s face. This immediately set me on edge, and this tension continued all through the exposition. It seems that Reed (an eerily unsettling…

Movie Review: First Man (2018)

Damien Chazelle’s interpretation of the Apollo 11 moon landing is a visceral, emotive and carefully executed film, and a drastically different follow up to his Oscar-winning 2016 musical, “La La Land.” Based on strong source material from James R. Hansen, with a poignant score from frequent collaborator Justin Hurwitz and Chazelle’s celestial vision and tight…

Movie Review: It Comes at Night (2017)

As rendered in the gut-wrenching “Krisha,” director Trey Edward Shults’ debut film, those with blood ties are hornets that can sting more than their natural counterpart. The within-is-more-volatile notion is elevated in Shults’ second outing, It Comes at Night, that takes place in a world upturned by an unnamed disease. For a while now, 17-year-old…

Movie Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

Admittedly, I haven’t the slightest idea of what it means to be a woman (especially in these oh-so-confusing times). But, with the media on blast about weight loss products and plastic surgery, and super models — all rail-thin and covered in makeup — constantly being shoved in our faces, I assume that it’s difficult for…

Movie Trailer: Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

An international trailer for the psychological thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene has been made available by Fox Searchlight Pictures today. In it, a woman seeks to re-assimilate herself to the real world after escaping from an all-consuming cult. It’s not as easy as it may seem, especially when she can’t be sure what is real…

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