Emily The Criminal (2022)

John Patton Ford directs Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi and Gina Gershon in this indie thriller where a minimum wage worker with minimal options takes up credit card fraud.

A very promising directorial debut. Keeps both its dramatic and genre plates spinning without ever showing too much distracting effort or jarring wobbles. Feels a part of the Breaking Bad mood where the rigged American system of wealth allows very few pathways apart from risky crime to get ahead. There’s a palpable threat in every transaction, you feel the power imbalance whether it is a mall car park or corporate office. Plaza stretches herself with a purely serious role (no deadpan gags here) and she is excellent. More movies like this please.


Perfect Double Bill: Black Bear (2021)

I write regular features about live comedy for British Comedy Guide here https://www.comedy.co.uk/people/bobby_carroll/features/


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