Welcome to the latest episode of Movie Review Talk with Scott Mantz! On this episode, Scott and TCM's Alicia Malone are discussing three new releases - Halloween,
Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Mid90s. The critics also give their thoughts on The Kindergarten Teacher and 22 July which are both streaming on Netflix.
Halloween comes out this weekend and fans of the original John Carpenter masterpiece will see the return of Jamie Lee Curtis to the iconic role of Laurie Strode...and the return of The Shape aka Michael Myers. Carpenter also returns to the franchise he made famous to executive produce this film along with Blumhouse founder Jason Blum. David Gordon Green directs this "sequel" from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride. The film's synopsis states Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Can You Ever Forgive Me? stars Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant in an adaptation of the memoir CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Grant).
Jonah Hill makes his directorial debut with Mid90s. The film follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop. It comes from A24 and stars Sonny Suljic, Lucas Hedges and Katherine Waterston.
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