The festival might be winding down, but I’m still working it — as you’ll see if you check out this little slice of my interview with I Smile Back star Sarah Silverman. (I’ve also got a few more people to talk to this morning, as it’s turned out, and likely a podcast to record before the weekend is over.)
Oh, but also there are movies opening today. Shall we?
Black Mass: Johnny Depp’s decision that Whitey Bulger was a secret werewolf does not totally derail Scott Cooper’s gangland drama. Oddly, Cooper’s humorlessness doesn’t do it either.
Captive: David Oyelowo and Kate Mara are far, far more talented than this faith-based manipulation — based on actual events that Rick Warren has been humping for a decade — deserves.
Cooties: Elijah Wood and Allison Pill flee from ravenous pre-teens in this silly, mostly successful horror comedy, which also makes excellent use of the perpetually underrated Nasim Pedrad.
The Editor: I had a great time with Astron-6’s latest genre exercise. You will too, if there’s any love in your heart for the glory days of giallo filmmaking.
Everest: Baltasar Kormakur goes big — like, IMAX 3D big — for this all-star fictionalization of the events recounted in Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air. Rad says it’s okay.
The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials: I had to miss the press screening of Fox’ dystopian YA sequel, but I’ll be honest with you: After the awfulness of the first one I had no interest whatsoever in seeing what happened next. Andy’s review will be up on Monday.
War Room: Captive isn’t the only Christian-targeted picture opening in town this week — there’s also this indie drama, already a hit in the States. Horses for courses, and all that.
Okay, back to work. I have to see a man about a war horse.