To paraphrase the late Charles Bukowski, nobody suffers like the working poor. Emily (Aubrey Plaza), the eponymous character of Emily the Criminal, is a perfect example of that truism. She works for a food delivery service, making just enough to afford her car and room in someone else’s apartment. Emily is a heads-down, hard-working type, and needs a better-paying job to do more than exist. Unfortunately, an old felony conviction for aggravated assault keeps her shackled in place. That incident ended her college career and left her on the hook for $70k in student loans. Basically, Emily is trapped. She can’t get an office job because of the felony on her record, and without a better paying job she can’t pay off her debt.
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Devotion is a biopic about Jesse Brown (Jonathan Majors), the first African American naval aviator. The movie begins in early 1950, when Lieutenant Tom Hudner (Glen Powell) transfers to the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, stationed at Rhode Island. Tom meets Jesse, … Continue reading Devotion
In the day’s twilight, a group of obnoxious super-rich types take a boat to a remote island for dinner. This isn’t just any dinner, though. It’s a $1,750 per head dining experience by Chef Slowik (Ralph Fiennes). Among the guests are Tyler (Nicholas Hoult) and Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy), a couple that doesn’t quite fit. After they arrive, they are welcomed by hostess Elsa (Hong Chau), whose every smile and glance forebodes something devious is afoot. Then, when everyone is seated, Chef Slowik appears. With a firm clap and a voice tinged with growing condescension, he announces a progression of courses that bring delight and unease. Unlike the rest of the clueless patrons, Margot can tell something isn’t right. Each course, while immaculately prepared, brings recriminations from the Chef. Then, shockingly and unexpectedly, things turn violent. What does Chef Slowik have planned for everyone? Will they survive until the meal’s final course?
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