Georgetown, which is based on an actual Washington, D.C. murder, is one of those films that’s been out there for a while. Filming was completed in 2019 and it played at the Tribeca Film Festival that year. However, the film’s general release was held up by the both the pandemic and the fact that critics who saw it were fairly indifferent to it. Now, two years later, Georgetown will finally be getting a May 14th release before going to VOD a week later.
The main reason I’m curious about Georgetown is that it both stars and was directed by Christoph Waltz, an actor who sometimes seems to have kind of disappeared despite winning two Oscars and playing a Bond villain. Of course, Waltz hasn’t really disappeared. It’s just been a while since he appeared in a film that really captured the popular imagination. Along with Georgetown, he’ll be appearing in both The French Dispatch and No Time To Die in 2021.
Here’s the trailer for Georgetown, which co-stars Vanessa Redgrave and Annette Bening.
After the Rain was first published in 1958. It’s a novel about the aftermath of a 200-year flood. This cover is for a later edition of the novel, which apparently actually takes place in a university lecture hall and has nothing to do with the Statue of Liberty drowning. (The novel was turned into a play in 1966.)
I love this cover so I’m disappointed that I can’t tell you who is responsible for it.
Gwen Stefani goes back to high school and, let’s be honest, I think she’s the only 50-something out there who could pull this off. I’m guessing that she’s some sort of spirit of eternal youth and freedom in this video which, again, is probably something that only Gwen could have pulled off.