Entertainment

Streaming movies: 'Devil All the Time' is brilliant; 'Antebellum' is not


“The Devil All the Time”: The literary spirits of Flannery O’Connor, William Faulkner and James Purdy flit about Antonio Campos’ slow burner, a distinctive, unsettling indictment on the abuses of faith.


The powerful, violent tale is rooted in the rural outskirts of the Midwest, where Campos explores how a brutal temperament can get handed down from one generation to the next while misguided faith corrupts, destroys and perverts.


They and two other screenwriters avoid making this “teen comedy” seem like the result of adults writing about young people, as a trio of friends take a motorhome to a summer music festival (read Coachella).


“The Dark Divide”: REI gets into the narrative feature biz co-producing this deeply personal account of a prestigious scholar and novice backpacker (David Cross of “Arrested Development”) searching for an elusive butterfly species, a wish he hopes to grant for his dying wife (Debra Messing).


While it’s hardly revolutionary, Cross makes his nebbish character such a fun, complex guy you can’t help but fall in love with him, and the scenery of Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington state couldn’t be more stunning.


“DTF”: Al Bailey’s provocative and outrageous documentary started out as a film to chart the hook-up-happy life of his pilot friend “Christian,” who was seeking companions after his wife’s death via Tinder.






Powered by Blogger.