British actress Naomie Harris has been nominated for an Oscar for her role as a crack-addicted mother in the 2016 indie drama Moonlight. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some other roles she's played in her career.
Five college friends hit the road for a ski trip. When they end up at the wrong location and can't backtrack because of the intense cold and secluded surroundings, they decide to take shelter in an abandoned house overnight. When they wake in the morning, things are not quite what they seemed and it's too late to turn back. Written by
The actors are really from where their characters are meant to be from. The three men are from New York, while Lauren A. Kennedy is from Maryland and Emma Barrett is from Australia. Director Christina Raia specifically wanted to cast New Yorkers as Sean, James and Will so that their accents would be authentic. Jesse just needed to have a natural and subtlety different accent, so it'd be apparent she was away from home. The role of Sarah was written for Emma Barrett, so the character is Australian largely because she is. See more »
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie! The plot is engrossing and the climax chilling. Those involved in the production should be congratulated for producing such a good product on a shoe string budget. Obviously, a bigger budget would have helped with some of the visual effects, but what it lacks in polish it makes up for in creativity. I have to say that the musical score was overly subtle, and could have enhanced some scenes with a bit more punch. The actors were believable, and they were successful in taking the viewer with them an a journey from annoyance, to concern, to fear regarding their ever worsening situation. One could easily imagine what it would be like to be in their shoes. The dialog was clever and realistic, yet did not rely solely on gratuitous swearing, as movies often do when they lack strong dialog. Anyone who enjoys suspense movies will enjoy the way the tension builds to an explosive pay-off. I highly recommend this film to anyone who enjoys suspense, thrillers, and intelligent "horror".
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