Into The Ashes is a taut thriller about a former criminal named Nick (Luke Grimes) whose sins come back to haunt him after his wife (Marguerite Moreau) is killed by his former (and just released from jail) partner in crime (Frank Grillo). Robert Taylor (Longmire) is Frank Parson, a sheriff who mourns his daughter’s death and is also determined to bring Nick and his ex-crew members to justice. Below is my interview with writer/director Aaron Harvey (The Neighbor), as he talked about why Into The Ashes isn’t your average B-level feature and why The Friends of Eddie Coyle is a “great” movie.
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The crime thriller genre may not be as well-worn as the coming of age tales or romcoms, but there’s enough out there to forge a predictable path. Writer/director Aaron Harvey’s latest film Into The Ashes has the look and feel of a straight ahead revenge drama, but it takes a left turn and makes a pretty big gamble. From where I sit, the gamble pays off from the get go.
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