The leaves are beginning to change colors and a slight nip has fallen over the evening air. Autumn is here and what better way to enjoy those chilly evenings than to stay inside with a blanket, a hot beverage (beer), and a movie On Demand! AE has you covered with a guide to help you find the right On Demand movie to watch this month:
We’ll start with the most fascinatingly interesting entry this month, Khalil Sulins’ Listening. Come for the sci-fi, mind bending, telepathy intrigue and stay for the solid character building augmenting the science. Listening features a peek at technological possibilities that are relevant to the current space we occupy, and Richard Newby says it could be the breakout debut film for one of cinema’s next great auteurs. Listening is available to rent now with select cable and satellite providers and on iTunes starting at $4.99.
Margot Robbie is on a meteoric rise and with good reason. She holds her own in Z for Zachariah beside the unassailable Chiwetel Ejiofor. Director Craig Zobel is on a rise of his own with this follow up to 2012’s controversial Compliance. Z for Zachariah offers an adept character study centered on faith and is available to rent now with select cable and satellite providers, Amazon Prime, and iTunes starting at $6.99.
Will Ferrell makes it to “The Show” for a day in this short-form sports documentary. Ferrell played ten different positions for ten different teams in five separate Spring Training games. He raised a lot of money for Cancer for College and gave Cactus League baseball fans a memorable day. Grab a hot dog, fire up “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” and watch Ferrell Takes the Field which is available now on HBO GO and HBO NOW.
Two Step is a Texas thriller of the truest form, which until recently I had no idea was a film sub-genre. Well I know now and so should you. Featuring an effective villain and a pressure filled, slow-burn worthy of the best Texas has to offer, this movie should be added to your VOD watch list. Two Step is available to rent now with select cable and satellite providers and iTunes starting at $4.99.
Kevin Bacon and ‘stache is all that really needs to be said. But if you need more than that, then Cop Car also presents a modern day Mark Twain story with interesting moral dilemmas from an adolescent perspective and even some comedy. That all sounds excellent, but seriously look at the ‘stache Bacon is sporting in this movie. It’s magnificently brilliant. Cop Car is available to rent now with select cable and satellite providers and iTunes starting at $6.99.
Katherine Waterston and Elizabeth Moss shine in Alex Ross Perry’s psychological thriller. Waterston is expanding her repertoire after her breakout performance in Inherent Vice, and Moss has been great for years (Mad Men, Top of the Lake). Queen of Earth features the two going on a retreat to a lake house together. However, this idyllic fantasy setting may actually turn into their own real nightmare. Come for Moss and Waterston, but be warned, you may leave with a shaken psyche. Queen of Earth is available to rent now with select cable and satellite providers, Amazon Prime, and iTunes starting at $6.99.
In Uncle John a farmer tries to go about his everyday life while avoiding suspicion of murder. The movie is filled with a reserved tension that seethes and carries through the film, with skilled cinematography and an authentic Wisconsin setting. It is always nice to see a film set in a rural area that communicates a true feeling of the space it occupies. The film is worth a watch for that alone. Uncle John is available now to rent with select cable and satellite providers and iTunes starting at $4.99.