Film Review: Spreading Wings! On-Air Reviews of ‘The Nest’ & ‘Antebellum’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on September 18th, 2020, reviewing the new films “The Nest” (in theaters) and “Antebellum” (VOD).

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 4.5/5.0
Rating: 4.5/5.0

The Nest Jude Law is Rory, a hard charging financial speculator in the 1980s, who decides to pull up stakes with his wife Allison (Carrie Coon) and two children, moving from New York City to his native London. What is revealed is that he is nearly broke, and he’s using his remaining money to pretend he is wealthy to impress his new employers. This unintentionally starts a downward spiral for the whole family. In select theaters. 4.5/5 stars.

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 3.0/5.0
Rating: 3.0/5.0

Antebellum The film features Veronica (singer Janelle Monáe), who is an author and activist. She is being followed by a shadowy group of people and ends up being abducted. This group places her onto a plantation that is similar to the Civil War era of slavery, and the nightmare of escaping and freedom is played out once again. Through Video on Demand. 3/5 stars

“The Nest” is opening in select theaters on September 18th. See local listings for theaters and show times. Featuring Jude Law, Carrie Coon, Anne Reid, Charlie Shotwell and Adeel Akhtar. Written and directed by Sean Durkin. “Rated R.“ “Antebellum” is available through Video on Demand. Featuring Janelle Monáe, Jena Malone, Jack Huston and Gabourey Sidibe. Written and directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. Rated “R”

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