CRISIS MOVIE REVIEW
Director Nicholas Jarecki (“Arbitrage”) takes on the opioid crisis in America with 3 only somewhat interconnecting tales. Gary Oldman plays a university professor whose world starts getting pulled down when he refuses to recant what negative studies have revealed about a potential new drug. Armie Hammer plays a fed who is deep undercover trying to take down a multi-crime family Fentanyl drug operation. Evangeline Lilly is a grieving mother seeking revenge against those who killed her son. Together they make…3 mini movies? Two of them…uncomfortably dovetail, but uneven is the word of the day as Chris, Rae, and Jordan take a look at this film with two hours of nothing really new to say about one of the biggest health crises in America.
DIRECTED BY: Nicholas Jarecki
STARRING: Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear, Michelle Rodriguez, Luke Evans, Lily-Rose Depp, Indira Varma, Kid Cudi, Martin Donovan, Veronica Ferres, Mia Kirshner, Charles Champagne, Michael Aronov, Adam Tsekhman, Duke Nicholson, Toni Garrn, Sara Sampaio, Ellora Torchia
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Lyrae Anderson (Screener Squad)
You can call me Rae. You can also call me a film lover. I’ll watch it all — small screen; big screen, and everything in between. I have attended and worked for Fantastic Fest and South by Southwest for many years. I married a film geek as well. While we don’t agree on everything, we agree on our love of movies.
Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)
Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.
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