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Monday, April 21, 2014
Film Trailers: THE ROVER
The new film from Australian writer-director David Michôd, The Rover, looks as gritty and seedy as his clever, dark family crime drama Animal Kingdom (2010). The film follows a loner (Robert Pattinson) who tracks down the gang of thieves who stole his car. It takes place in small town Australia and the vast desolate outback. Everything about this film looks fantastic, including most of the cast, which includes Guy Pearce, David Field and Scoot McNairy, but I am skeptical about Pattinson. I still have not seen him knock it out of the park, not that he has too, but nothing has really made me say, "yea, he is something to look out for." Serviceable, but not a standout...yet. Same with his work in Cosmopolis for David Cronenberg. Working with quality filmmakers though: Cronenberg, Crobijn, Herzog and Michôd. We shall see. I trust Michôd since his wonderful work on Animal Kingdom. The Rover will premiere during the Midnight Selections at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Enjoy!