80% war movie, 20% horror flick, and 100% fun, director Julius Avery’s gory throwback adventure and exploitation picture Overlord is one of the best thrillers of the year.
Lodge 49 is smart, fun, enthralling television, and at the heart of the modern fable is Brent Jennings as the lost but hopeful knight, Ernie Fontaine. The series premieres tonight on AMC, and I had the chance to speak to Jennings about the fascinating new series.
The unnerving black comedy Ingrid Goes West proves that accomplished execution and performance can make a well trod storyline feel fresh and original. This tale of a social climbing stalker follows closely in the lineage of Observe and Report, Welcome to Me, The King of Comedy, The Cable Guy, and Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley novels, and the only real difference is how co-writer and first time feature director Matt Spicer’s film uses social media obsession as a backdrop. It’s familiar, but no less effective.