In Movies This Week: Hailee Steinfeld Gets Down and Dirty in the Wild West
Trying to figure out what comedy to see at the movies this weekend? Or trying desperately to break your Narcos binge and watch something else on Netflix? Here are Galore’s picks for what to see this week in theaters and on Netflix.
The Intern – September 25th, Wide
In the latest film by acclaimed writer Nancy Meyers (The Parent Trap, The Holiday), Robert De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker a successful business owner who has retired and is now widowed. He is unsatisfied with retirement, so he opts to take an internship position at an online fashion site in an attempt to get back into the game. The site is run by young, go-getter Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). The offbeat pairing of De Niro and Hathaway, whose role in this film is a total flashback and role reversal from The Devil Wears Prada days, seems promising. See for yourself when it lands in theaters everywhere on September 25th.
The Keeping Room – September 25th, Limited
Towards the end of the Civil War in the American West, Augusta (Brit Marling) narrowly escapes an assault after meeting two drunken soldiers who are on a mission of pillage and violence. She returns home to the farmhouse she shares with her sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld) and slave Mad (Muna Otaru). The drunks track her down and arrive at the farmhouse, now seeking revenge, and it is up to the three women to take arms and defend their home and themselves from the relentless attackers. Besides looking to be cinematically breathtaking, see this one for a feminist take on the hardships of the American West. It hits theaters with a limited release on September 25th.
Ned Rifle – September 30th
The final film in a trilogy by writer/director Hal Hartley following Henry Fool (1997) and its sequel Fay Grim (2006), this film follows Ned Rifle (Liam Aiken) who sets out to kill his father, Henry, for ruining his mother, Fay’s (Parker Posey) life. En route he encounters Susan (Aubrey Plaza) who has a connection to his father and takes her with him. A twisted, strange family drama that has been almost 20 years in the making, watch this on Netflix if you’re a fan of Aubrey Plaza or if you seriously can’t find anything else…
That’s all for this week and for the month of September. If that doesn’t quite do it for you, look out for recommendations of what great classics are already on Netflix.