I’m a little bit late to the party on doing this week’s Find Your Film recap, but there are several films that I would love to recommend from the pod. Whether co-hosts Bruce Purkey and Eric Holmes agree is another story!!
I absolutely loved the mystery and layered narrative behind Cordelia, a feature headlined by Antonia Campbell-Hughes as the titular character. A Londoner who lives in a flat with her twin sister, Cordelia strikes up a bond with her neighbor Frank (Johnny Flynn). Frank is a cellist, and that is (pun intended) music to her ears. After summering a traumatic incident years ago while taking the Tube, Cordelia is essentially an introvert.
When Frank turns out to have a few mysteries of his own, Cordelia must figure out if he is a positive or deadly force in her life. I gave the feature four stars and recommend the feature for cinephiles who are open to ambiguous and shifty stories. Bruce and Eric did not recommend Cordelia, which is now playing in theaters and available on Demand via Screen Media Films.
Check out my interview w/ Antonia Campbell-Hughes:
One movie all three of us agreed on is Hold Your Fire, a documentary that is now out in theaters and On Demand. Written and directed by Stefan Forbes, the project centers on several young Muslim men who attempted to steal guns at a Brooklyn store for self-defense. What ensued was the longest hostage siege in NYPD history.
NYPD psychologist Harvey Schlossberg, Shu’aib Raheem (one of the men who attempted the robbery), several NYPD vets, and the owner of the store are among the interviewees. This 95-minute documentary received a 4.5 rating from all three of us. If you have appreciated Sidney Lumet movies (Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico) that were shot in the 1970s and are in need of a good documentary, Hold Your Fire is worth your time.
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Our review of Hold Your Fire begins at the 50:26 mark:
Other films covered on the podcast include the visually sumptuous but dull feature IL Buco, the coming of age/monster movie Spring, and the Heath Ledger headlined feature Two Hands. Give us a listen, and please rate/review Find Your Film on Apple Podcasts!!
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Another film that hit theaters on Friday, May 20th was the Alex Garland feature Men. Jessie Buckley is the lead. Below is a spoiler discussion from Find Your Film hosts Eric Holmes and Bruce Purkey:
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