The Promise October 22, 2018

The Promise, a 2017 Thai horror film from director Sophon Sakdaphisit, is all about the bond between two best friends, Ib and Boum. When the market crash of 1997 sees the abrupt end of their family’s fortune and stability, the two ultimately make a suicide pact. But when one of them backs out at the […]

Dig Two Graves October 17, 2018

Dig Two Graves, from writer-director Hunter Adams, features Samantha Isler as Jake Mather, a young girl struggling to cope with the death of her brother. But when three mysterious men claim to have the power to bring her brother back from the dead, Jake will find herself wrapped up in a dark, twisted game where […]

The Open House October 9, 2018

The Open House, from the writing-directing pair of Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote, features Dylan Minnette as Logan Wallace, a young man with a bright future ripped away from him in much the same manner as a speeding van ripped his father in half when it ran him over in the alleyway behind a liquor […]

Before I Wake October 3, 2018

Before I Wake, from director and co-writer Mike Flanagan, features Thomas Jane and Kate Bosworth as a pair of weird, but wholly boring parents still grieving the accidental death of their young son. Fortunately, they’ve just been approved to adopt a replacement kid. But unfortunately for them, this one has nightmares that are very real. […]

The 15:17 to Paris (2018) May 29, 2018

Separated by circumstances beyond their control, three childhood friends reunite as grown men for a European vacation. But when they stumble upon a terrorist plot aboard a train, they’ll prove themselves the heroes they always wanted to be…in The 15:17 to Paris. WHAT… Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on a true story, the sad […]

Bad Words May 24, 2018

Bad Words features Jason Bateman as Guy Trillby, a man on a mission to be the lone adult competitor in a prominent national spelling bee. But while Guy initially appears as a petty, immature man, his relationship with the news reporter funding his crusade and the young boy he befriends along the way reveal a […]

Logan Lucky April 26, 2018

After being laid off from his job at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and a fight with the loudmouth owner of a NASCAR team, Jimmy Logan gets it in his head to rob his former place of employment. And with a little help from his one-armed brother, Clyde, and a lot of luck, he might have […]

Hell or High Water April 25, 2018

In a desperate hope to save the family farm and secure a future for his children, a father will team up with his ex-convict brother and set out on a series of bank heists throughout West Texas…in Hell or High Water. THE GOOD Hell or High Water, from director David Mackenzie, is a gripping modern […]

Fortress April 19, 2018

When a teacher and her class of students are kidnapped by a group of masked, shotgun-wielding lunatics, they’ll have to do whatever it takes to make it out alive…in Fortress. CARDBOARD FORTRESS Based on the hit 1980 Australian crime novel of the same, Fortress, from director Arc Nicholson, is a made-for-TV movie from HBO that […]

Boys in the Trees March 29, 2018

Toby Wallace and Gulliver McGrath are Corey and Jonah, former friends turned total strangers thanks to the drama of adolescence and the politics of high school. But now its Halloween of their senior year, and tonight they’re going for one last trip to Hell and back…in Boys in the Trees. FOOT IN THE MOUTH Boys […]

Pan’s Labyrinth March 21, 2018

Pan’s Labyrinth features Ivana Baquero as Ofelia, a young girl living in post-Civil War Spain. And when Ofelia’s mother remarries a military officer, the two travel to the countryside where her new stepfather is currently assigned to hunt down a group of rebels. But as her new stepfather’s violent crusade tears their family apart, Ofelia […]

The Shape of Water March 19, 2018

A top secret government facility. A pretty, mute janitor. And the mysterious merman who proves to be more than just a kindred spirit. All of this and more comes together for one the most beautiful, dark fairy tales you’ll ever see…in The Shape of Water. UNIVERSAL BY WAY OF DISNEY Directed and co-written by Guillermo del […]

Annihilation March 8, 2018

A strange, unexplained light only known as “The Shimmer” has swallowed a small corner of the United States, spreading slowly each day, threatening to engulf the entire country and beyond. And after her husband disappears inside The Shimmer while on exploratory mission for the army only to suddenly return home one year later with a […]

Bright December 23, 2017

On this episode of The Nightly Chill, we look at Netflix Original blockbuster, Bright (directed by David Ayer and written by Max Landis)! Bright is a strange movie in that it presents a great basic concept but has absolutely no interest in presenting any of its ideas or themes in a convincing manner. It’s a […]

The Disaster Artist December 9, 2017

A young, struggling actor. A strange older man with a passion for performing matched only by the size of his bank account and the mystery that surrounds every other aspect of his life. And a weird, troubled, but ultimately touching friendship. These are the three key ingredients that resulted in one of the most beloved […]

Sadie’s Last Days on Earth September 1, 2017

Sadie’s Last Days On Earth features Morgan Taylor Campell as the titular Sadie, an anxiety-riddled high school girl obsessed with the end of the world. But with the end of the world only a few weeks away, Sadie will still need to deal with a strained friendship, a cute boy, and, worst of all, high […]

The Transfiguration August 15, 2017

Eric Ruffin is Milo, a young teen who has taken his obsession with vampires to extreme, dark places. But after he meets the sweet and understanding Chloe, the reality of what he’s been doing finally becomes painfully clear…in The Transfiguration. ALL FANg, NO BITE The Transfiguration, from writer-director Michael O’Shea, is, at it’s core, the […]

Jug Face June 27, 2017

Jug Face features Lauren Ashley Carter as Ada, a young girl who discovers that not only have her parents agreed to marry her off to their neighbor’s son, but is also next in line to be sacrificed to the faceless entity that provides her small backwoods community with…well, nobody seems to quite know what. But what […]

The Cobbler June 13, 2017

On this episode of The Nightly Chill, we look a surprisingly touching but deeply flawed dramedy from Adam Sandler, The Cobbler! A concept ripped from a 1962 episode of The Twilight Zone entitled “Dead Man’s Shoes”, The Cobbler features Adam Sandler as Max Simkin, a man who suddenly finds himself capable of taking on the […]

4:44: The Last Day June 1, 2017

On this episode of The Nightly Chill, we look at a curious character drama with an end-of-the-world backdrop, 4:44: The Last Day! Transcript of the review can be read below. 4:44: Last Day on Earth, from writer/director Abel Ferrara, tells the brief story of the final hours of an aging actor by the name of […]