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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Trailer Watch: Elisabeth Moss Looks a Bit Disturbed in QUEEN OF EARTH

Honestly, I don't even know what to think of this trailer. On the one hand, I want to support QUEEN OF EARTH because it looks deeply compelling and, I mean, it's Elisabeth Moss. But I just really can't pretend to care about director Alex Ross Perry's films after watching Listen Up, Phillip. They just...bore me, truly. I do like the retro, disturbing look of this new film (and who can pass up a good psychological breakdown in film?), so I may just get suckered into watching it.

Read up on it:

Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist whose affairs she managed, has recently died, and on the heels of his death she's dumped by her boyfriend James (Kentucker Audley). Looking to recuperate, Catherine heads out to her best friend Virginia's (Katherine Waterston) lake house for some much needed relaxation. However, once Catherine arrives relaxation proves impossible to find, as she is overcome with memories of time spent at the same house with James the year before. As Catherine reaches out to Virginia with attempts at connection, Virginia begins spending increasing amounts of time with a local love interest, Rich (Patrick Fugit), and fissures in the relationship between the two women begin to appear, sending Catherine into a downward spiral of delusion and madness. A bracing, eerie look at the deep bonds of friendship and the horrific effects of such bonds being frayed, Queen of Earth is a thrilling examination of a deeply complex relationship between two miserable women.

QUEEN OF EARTH will hit theaters on August 26 in New York City, with a national rollout to follow. 


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