In the newest installment of Indie Movie Roundup we take a look at four films that are making there way to theatres this week in limited and wide release. Three of the films feature powerhouse performances from actresses while the other is a tense psychological horror from the director of Krisha.
Beatriz at Dinner –
Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Distributed by Elevation Pictures, the film will be opening in limited release this weekend.
It Comes at Night –
Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his incredible debut feature Krisha with It Comes at Night, a horror film following a man (Joel Edgerton) as he learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within. Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.
Directed by Trey Edward Shults
Distributed by Mongrel Media, It Comes at Night will have a wide theatrical release this weekend.
Megan Leavey –
Megan Leavey is based on the true life story of a young marine corporal (Kate Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.
Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Distributed by Elevation Pictures, the film will have a wide theatrical release this weekend.
My Cousin Rachel –
A dark romance, My Cousin Rachel tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
Directed by Roger Michell
Distributed by Fox Searchlight, the film will have a limited theatrical release this weekend.