#SXSW: “THE COW”
By Amanda Gilmore
Kath (Winona Ryder) and her boyfriend Max (John Gallagher Jr) decide to take a trip to a remote cabin in the redwoods. However, when they arrive they find a younger couple, Al (Owen Teague) and Greta (Brianne Tju), already there. It turns out the rental has been double-booked. With nowhere else to go, they decide to share the cabin for one night. But when Kath wakes up the next morning she learns Max has run away with Greta. She then searches for an explanation for their sudden breakup.
Director and Co-Writer Eli Horowitz crafts an intriguing mystery with twists and turns. The more Kath searches for her explanation, the bigger the web becomes. Horowitz and fellow Screenwriter Matthew Derby find exciting ways to toy with their audience, leading them to second guess each theory they make until the shocking reveal.
It’s a reveal that most won’t see coming, however, some attentive viewers might. This is due to the introduction of Dermot Mulroney’s character, the cabin owner. Kath contacts him when trying to track down Greta. His role becomes bigger as the Film progresses, hinting that he has more at stake in her search than is led on. This mystery surrounding his character works due to Mulroney’s talent.
Leading the Cast is Ryder who turns in an impactful performance. She’s great in Kath’s confusion and frustration at Max leaving her for a younger woman. And she excels as a woman on a mission to find answers. Teague and Tju are great as the ominous couple. The latter steals the show in the Rhird Act.
The Cow screens at SXSW ’22 as follows:
Sunday, March 13 at 10:30 PM EST – ZACH Theatre
Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 PM EST – Rollins Theatre at The Long Center
Wednesday, March 16 at 9:30 PM EST – Stateside Theatre
Monday, March 14 at 10:00 AM EST – Available for 48 hours
#SPOTTED: DERMOT MULRONEY IN TORONTO FILMING “LAVENDER”
Easily one of the hottest leading men of the ’90s, Dermot Mulroney has built an eclectic career on memorable roles including August: Osage County, My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Grey and more recently, Insidious: Chapter 3 and TV series, Shameless.
The Actor currently is in Toronto working on Drama Lavender, in which he stars opposite Abbie Cornish. The Thriller has a Woman revisiting her childhood, forced to revisit a massacre in which her life was spared.
We spotted the Actor out and about after a day of work on a grocery run. Despite not recognizing him almost in his glasses, Mulroney was kind to stop quickly for a Photo. We honestly thought we were looking at Robert Downey Jr. for a quick moment! Really.
See our Snap:
Lavender wraps late June.
(Photo credit: eOne Films/Mr. Will Wong)
#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN A DOUBLE PASS TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF “jOBS” STARRING ASHTON KUTCHER
Remstar Films and Mr. Will Wong are thrilled to give Readers a chance to win a Double Pass to Advance Screenings of jOBS across Canada, including Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver! Screenings take place mid-August. See first the Biopic about iconic Steve Jobs which drew raves at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Official Synopsis below:
JOBS is the incredibly powerful and true Story of the visionary who set out to change the World, and did. The Film chronicles Steve Jobs’ (Ashton Kutcher) transformation of character from the enthusiasm and self-discovery of his youth, to the personal demons that clouded his vision, and finally to the ultimate triumphs of his later life. Jobs changed the way we see the World today through his relentless drive, passion, persistence, and the force of his will, and it is through these qualities that we draw inspiration from his life. The life of Steve Jobs.
jOBS also stars: Josh Gad, J.K Simmons, Matthew Modine, James Woods, Dermot Mulroney, Ahna O’Reilly and Lukas Haas.
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Offical Artwork below:
See for official Canadian Trailer for jOBS right here.
Remstar Films releases jOBS on Friday, August 16, 2013.
(Photo/video credit: Remstar Films)