Movie Review: MIDSOMMAR

MIDSOMMAR movie poster | ©2019 A24

Rating: R Stars: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, Will Poulter, Ellora Torchia, Archie Madekwe Writer: Ari Aster Director: Ari Aster Distributor: A24 Release Date: July 3, 2019 MIDSOMMAR is one of those rare films that is so physically beautiful and so consistent in its folklore that these elements elevate it throughout. Production designer Henrik Svensson deserves Oscar consideration, as do cinematographer Pawel Pogorzelski and art directors Richard T. Olson, Nille Svensson and Eszter Takacs. Writer/director Ari Aster, whose previous film was last year’s HEREDITARY, introduces us to Dani (Florence Pugh), who worries that she’s leaning on […]Read On »

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Co-creator Katie Newman on BEOWULF – Exclusive Interview

Kieran Bew as Beowulf in BEOWULF - Season 1 | ©2016 Esquire / ITV Studios

What work of fiction is between 1,000 and 1,300 years old and is just coming to television now? That would be the epic Anglo-Saxon poem BEOWULF, premiering as the thirteen-part BEOWULF: RETURN TO THE SHIELDLANDS Saturday, January 23, as Esquire Network’s second scripted series. For those unfamiliar with the myth or the multiple motion pictures, Beowulf is a Scandinavian hero who comes to Hrothgar’s Hall (i.e., castle) to save the citizens from a marauding monster called Grendel. In BEOWULF, Beowulf (Kieran Bew) spent much of his childhood in Heorot Hall as the ward of its ruler, Thane Hrothgar (William Hurt), […]Read On »

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