Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
This film is about a legend that has been started by the town folk of Cold Rock. Since the children in the town have been going missing, people have said it's an entity known as 'The Tall Man' who has been taking them. Julia Denning (Jssica Biel) is the local nurse whose husband died years earlier. She is soon personally involved as her child is taken. She tries to track down where the child is taken, but finds that there's more to what's happening than she knew. The towns-folk start to turn on her and the truth comes out. But there's still more to the story - who is 'The Tall Man'? And what is the truth behind the disappearances? Written by
This is one of the best movies in its genre I have seen in a long time. It really leaves you astounded by the actual reality of what the movie is trying to convey. People are right, this is not a horror flick. It was put together brilliantly and keeps you wondering what is going on until the very end of the movie. I didn't think the ending was mushy but very poignant. What this movie showed leaves one wondering about society and what we have become. It is a very dark and melancholy type of movie that rises from the depths of despair and gives one hope for a better future. I would say more but it is essential this movie is watched without knowing the storyline completely. I wholeheartedly recommend watching this film. You will sit awhile and really think about it. It's about people and survival and not exactly about women and I personally did not find it offensive as someone suggested. Watch it and decide for yourself.
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