Show your support for indie cinema and check out these flicks this summer
The summer movie season is in full swing and big-budget blockbusters are breaking records every week. While Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 are raking in millions daily, high quality independent fare is getting overlooked and they too deserve your dollars.
These smaller budget movies show the creativity of special voices working today. Seek out these beautiful projects and support the spectacular work! Here are a few great indie films that you should look out for:
Chloé Zhao’s incredible, personal Western follows a young cowboy whose recent head injury is keeping him from riding horses – his one true passion. When his love for the rodeo clashes with the fatal state of his injury, Brady (Brady Jandreau) must choose whether his life is worth the risk of riding. Zhao (Songs My Brothers Taught Me) captures Brady’s struggle with immense emotion, and the logging question plaguing our main character makes us as an audience cherish those things we love but may take for granted.
Moll (Jessie Buckley) – a lonely and bullied young woman – finds love in Pascal (Johnny Flynn), a mysterious man who takes an interest in her. But when a series of murders occur on their little island, Moll must grapple with the sneaking suspicion that Pascal is not who he says he is. Beast is a gripping romantic thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Buckley (BBC’s Taboo) proves that she is a star in the making with her layered and moving performance.
While this one may be harder to find, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s (Spring) latest sci-fi horror flick is a must-watch for genre fans. When two brothers return to a cult that they were once a part of, a series of strange occurrences make them question their decision to come back. The Endless keeps you guessing throughout and delivers a perfect blend of spooky and strange that will leave you uncomfortable and disturbed.