CinemAddicts Ep. 85: ‘The Wife,’ ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ And ‘The Little Stranger’

Can’t believe it’s August already, and Anderson and I have a ton of movies and other things to cover. For extra information about episode 85, please read below!

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Maika Monroe, Elijah Bynum, & Alex Roe Talk Visual Language of ‘Hot Summer Nights’

Director/writer Elijah Bynum’s debut feature Hot Summer Nights excels as a seductive visual feast (imagine if Goodfellas was set in 1991 Cape Cod and centered on a group of troubled youths). The good news is the story is also on point, and in the video below Bynum and actors Maika Monroe and Alex Roe talk about the movie’s immersive visual language.

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Movie Love: Maia Mitchell Discusses “Raw” Beauty Of ‘Once’

Directed with visual and storytelling brio from Elijah Bynum, Hot Summer Nights is a 1991 Cape Cod set drama that co-stars Maia Mitchell. During my chat with Mitchell, the actress talked about her love for the 2007 feature Once

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‘Hot Summer Nights’ Review: Timothée Chalamet Headlines Visually Arresting Coming Of Age Flick

There will be a ton of style versus substance arguments with Hot Summer Nights, director/writer Elijah Bynum’s visually hypnotic and balls out homage to such features as Goodfellas and Boogie Nights. Is this movie more than a series of beautifully composed shots and a wonderfully curated soundtrack (kudos for the use of The Outfield’s “Your Love”)? I believe it does, but maybe you need to look a little closer at this 1991 Cape Cod set odyssey.

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