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Film Previews

6/30/2021

“The Green Knight”

R | 125 minutes
Director/Writer: David Lowery
Starring: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton
An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, “The Green Knight,” tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the Knights of the Round Table.

 

“Till Death”

R 
Director: S.K. Dale
Starring: Megan Fox, Lili Rich, Callan Mulvey
In the trailer for the upcoming horror film, “Till Death,” Megan Fox’s character awakens attached to a bloody corpse. The film centers on Emma (Fox), who is the subject of a twisted revenge plot that lands her handcuffed to her husband’s dead body during the couple’s romantic lake house getaway. Throughout the film, Emma will have to fight for her life as a pair of hitmen have her targeted and seek to finish what they started. Given the isolated snowy locale of the plot, a limited number of cast members join Fox on screen, including Eoin Macken, Callen Mulvey, Aml Ameen and Jack Roth. The smaller cast is another testament to Fox’s performance in the film, given the fact that a large number of her scenes involved acting only alongside a corpse. The scenes in the trailer where Fox is dragging her husband’s body across the floor are physically challenging but also represent the idea that Emma had been living in a lifeless marriage. Either way, the performance was a heavy load for Fox to carry.

 

“Werewolves Within”

R | 97 minutes
Director: Josh Ruben
Starring: Sam Richardson, Milana Vayntrub, George Basil
After a proposed pipeline creates divisions within the small town of Beaverfield, and a snowstorm traps its residents together inside the local inn, newly arrived forest ranger Finn (Sam Richardson) and postal worker Cecily (Milana Vayntrub) must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature that has begun terrorizing the community. Based on Ubisoft’s Mafia-like VR game of the same name, “Werewolves Within” is a horror-comedy whodunnit about the sheer terror of having to live alongside the kind of grown-ass, shotgun-toting, white American man who’s never even heard of Mr. Rogers. Emerson Flint (Glenn Fleshler) may not be the most dangerous threat awaiting forest ranger Finn Wheeler (Sam Richardson) in the snowy New England town to which he’s just been reassigned, but the guy’s attitude proves typical of a place where virtually no one bothers to be a good neighbor — least of all the werewolf who may or may not be eating its way through the residents of Beaverfield. ♦

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