Follows the charming yet troubled Ben Burns (Hedges), who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben's wary mother Holly Burns (Roberts) welcomes her beloved ... See full summary »
Courtney B. Vance
Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.
Richard E. Grant,
Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.Written by
Driven by Kusama's Brillaint Vision and Fueled by Kidman's Breathtaking Perfomence, Destroyer is a Classic in the Making
Erin Bell was a detective that was pushed over the edge, broken by a sting gone terribly wrong. The story takes place in the disdainful background of Los Angeles, where criminals scatter away like cockroachs and thrive in the cracks of the Justice system. Destroyer is a slow-burning crime film that keeps you guessing. Masterfully helmed by Karyn Kusama and brilliantly pieced together by Plummy Tucker. It's odd that this film flew under so many people's radars, as it is one of the finest movies to come out this year. As good as the direction and Cinematography was, it's Kidman's perfomence that take's the cake, if she doesn't win an Oscar from this, she will have been robbed, as Kidman gives the perfomence of her career. Destroyer might very well be the biggest surprise to grace the silver screen this year. As excellent as this film is, the lack of pace might be a turn-off for some certian viewers, although the building tension will keep you white-knuckled and gasping for air. there are moments in the first half of the film where Kusama takes her feet of the gas pedal, in all fairness, it's to add depth to Kidman's character.
The less you know going into this the more you'll enjoy it, as the first half of the film unravels, you will be inclined to question Kusama's direction, but as she peels back the layers of the film you will recogonize the sheer talent that is behind this movie.
8.6 - Oscar worthy
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