Out of Blue

Out of Blue
  • 2018
  • US/UK
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Carol Morley
  • Cast: Patricia Clarkson, James Caan, Toby Jones

Mike Hoolihan (Clarkson) is an alcoholic, world-weary detective trying to investigate the death of astrophysicist Jennifer Rockwell (Gummer). Morley seems to be going for something Lynchian and dreamlike but this adaptation of Martin Amis’s novel isn’t strange enough to beguile, there’s too much nonsense dialogue about black holes, and the conclusion is stale.

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Mike Hoolihan is an unconventional New Orleans cop investigating the murder of renowned astrophysicist Jennifer Rockwell - a black hole expert found shot to death in her observatory. As Mike tumbles down the rabbit hole of the disturbing case, she finds herself grappling with increasingly existential questions - cosmic secrets that may hold the key to unraveling the crime, while throwing into doubt her very understanding of reality.

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Out of Blue

27 Feb 20192 stars

GFF 2019: Atmospheric but inconsistent neo-noir from Britain's Carol Morley

Writer-director Carol Morley (The Falling) adapts Martin Amis's novel Night Train, turning it into an atmospheric, dreamlike neo-noir. The characters are almost swallowed up by the woozy New Orleans backdrop, as they try to make sense of the death of…

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