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From a certain perspective, monster movies might not seem to be as relevant during monstrous times. But in an age when our fears seem larger than life and the world constantly seems as though it’s on the brink of collapse, the best examples of the genre can almost assume a documentary-like authenticity, reflecting our reality as vividly as vérité ever could.
“The Babadook” might be about a demon that pops out of a children’s book, but no recent film does a better job of capturing the acute reality of living with grief. “Cloverfield” follows a gaggle of pre-Instagram model millennials as they’re chased around Manhattan by a bug-eyed colossus, but few of the somber post-9/11 dramas do a better job of distilling the heartsick chaos of watching your hometown try to »
- David Ehrlich, Jamie Righetti, Kate Erbland, Michael Nordine, Jenna Marotta and Chris O'Falt
Photo Credit: Collin Stark
Scoot McNairy first came to the attention of most cinephiles with his turn in Monsters. The film, directed by Gareth Edwards, also saw McNairy star alongside his wife, the equally talented Whitney Able. Now he stars this week’s new cinema release, Aftermath.
The film is inspired by a real life plane crash that occurred over Überlingen as a result of a mid-air collision. In Aftermath, Scoot plays Jake, an air traffic controller who finds himself scapegoated for the accident. It’s an incredibly powerful film which also features Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maggie Grace, Kevin Zegers and Glenn Morshower. We caught up with Scoot ahead of the release to find out how he approached the project, where we will see him next, and what it’s like working with an icon like Arnie.
The first film I remember seeing you in was Monsters, which is fantastic. You »
- Kat Hughes
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