With the trite “Hot Summer Nights,” not so much. Daniel has asthma, but before you can say “Smoke this one, Alice”, he’s down the rabbit hole and stoned in Wonderland. A heart-broken teacher chaperones a group of high schoolers to a state drama competition. Right at the start of “Hot Summer Nights” it is revealed that the drama-comedy is based on real events. Use the HTML below. Get the latest updates on the Nantucket Film Festival by visiting our blog! There are some viewers who will absolutely find these conversations boring, but I was blown away by the performances, so that wasn't an issue for me. His infamous story about robbing a train with the Russian Mafia was recently optioned by Legendary (the studio behind The Hangover Series, Jurassic World, and Straight Outta Compton) to be turned into a movie. As a result, Hot Summer Nights is short on details and long on things like starting the ignition in that shiny red convertible Daniel buys with his drug money. Timothée Chalamet stars in "Hot Summer Nights," directed by Elijah Bynum. This other guy is well organized, polite and an engaging performer who can easily get a coffeehouse audience to sing along with him. He's also one of the funniest people I've ever met. There’s a scene in the 2013 film “Inside Llewyn Davis” in which the title character, a struggling folk singer in early-1960s New York, meets a younger musician who’s been making waves.

Characters park their cars at drive-in movies on Kennedy turf, and old-school class distinctions are stringently observed. There, he befriends Hunter Strawberry (Alex Roe), a townie who makes pocket change by dealing weed to tourists, and becomes infatuated with the enigmatic McKayla (Maika Monroe), a local girl-next-door who is as elusive as she is beautiful. If you enjoy stories of an innocent youngster who gets swept up in something they think they can handle but really is about to ruin their life, then this film is absolutely something I would recommend to you. Elijah: A lot of the music in the movie were songs that I would listen to while writing the script. There are slow movies that I find boring, but when dialogue can drive it and make for an exciting, slow, yet dramatic experience, that's my kind of movie. I had seen Timothée Chalamet on “Homeland” and then again in “Interstellar” and thought he was great. Lucky for Bynum, there’s at least one actor in “Hot Summer Nights” who can deliver those lines with conviction, and he’s the film’s leading man, fresh off a 2017 Oscar nomination for “Call Me By Your Name.” Timothée Chalamet saves the second half of the film from entirely becoming tropey mush.

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It’s also a vivid portrait of American adolescence at a particular time in history, a time when football stars held court over scrawny geeks before popularity was meted out by Instagram followers. When the air’s so heavy you can’t breathe, nights turn long and sleepless, and you long for cooler times. It’s poetic license that’s been carefully applied for, and we accept it. Review: ‘Hot Summer Nights’ Is Trite, Sexist Opportunism, Maika Monroe and Timothée Chalamet in Elijah Bynum’s feature debut, “Hot Summer Nights.”. We spoke to Elijah about Imperative Entertainment’s  HOT SUMMER NIGHTS - read more below, and see the film on Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 PM and/or Friday, June 23 at 4:30 PM! —Staff writer Caroline A. Tsai can be reached at. I loved my experience with this movie and I can't wait to revisit it. Using his resourcefulness, business acumen and ignorance of the dangers of dealing with ruthless criminals, Daniel is buying, inhaling and selling pot with his new mentor, partner and best buddy Hunter, moving their business up to 20 pounds a day and covering the entire market from Wellfleet, Falmouth, Chatham and Marblehead all the way to Boston. It’s gonna tear you apart.” The sentiment, though evocative and literary, feels out of place. Continue reading the main story Review: ‘Hot Summer Nights’ Is Trite, Sexist Opportunism Maika Monroe and Timothée Chalamet in Elijah Bynum’s feature debut, “Hot Summer Nights.”

A young couple arrives in New York for a weekend where they are met with bad weather and a series of adventures. I would play them on set whenever I could to set the rhythm and mood. Because where these characters end up you don’t really know.”. If you aren't willing to be swept up in a film that's filled with dialogue and not much excitement (for the majority at least), then I would look elsewhere, but personally, I think you'd be missing out.In the end, Hot Summer Nights is easily one of my favourite movies so far in 2018. Others disappear without a trace, leaving the impression that key elements have been left on the cutting room floor.

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