- 13 May 19
Roe McDermott gave her takes on several current film releases. Check out the trailers for the films reviewed in the latest issues of Hot Press.
Directed by Jonathan Levine. Starring Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Bob Odenkirk. 123 mins.
Long Shot sparks chemistry with the unlikely pairing of Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen in this rom-com that skewers American politics. The film follows a journalist (Rogen) who reconnects with his former babysitter (Theron) as she campaigns for president of the United States.
Shot by Sydney Pollack, realised and produced by Alan Elliott. Featuring Aretha Franklin, the Reverend James Cleveland, CF Franklin, the Southern California Community Choir. 89 mins.
This documentary gives a raw and unfiltered look at Aretha Franklin's 11-minute-long performance of 'Amazing Grace', filmed 46 years ago. The film was shot at the height of Franklin's popularity over the course of two days at New Temple Missionary Baptist church in Los Angeles.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
Directed by Joe Berlinger. Starting Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Haley Joel Osment, Kaya Scodelario, John Malkovich. 108 mins.
Zac Efron transforms into notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in this film that tracks his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Liz Kendall (Lily Collins), in the midst of the disappearances of many women in the '70s and the ensuing trial.
Float Like a Butterfly
Directed by Carmel Winters. Starring Hazel Doupe, Dara Devaney, Johnny Collins, Hilda Fay, John Gerard Healy. 101 mins.
This film follows Irish traveller Frances (Hazel Doupe), who idolizes Muhammad Ali and is passionate about boxing. Upon her father's return from prison, Frances must reckon with his abusive tendencies and efforts to make her conform to gender roles.
The Curse of La Llorona
Directed by Michael Chaves. Starring Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Marisol Ramirez, Sean Patrick Thomas. 93 mins.
This horror flick is based on the Latin American legend of La Llorona and is connected to James Wan's The Conjuring universe. A social worker in the '70s tries to protect two boys from what she thinks is domestic abuse, but soon realises is a sinister force.