The Bikeriders, a drama written and directed by Jeff Nichols (2011’s Take Shelter, 2012’s Mud and 2016’s Loving), kicked off the fiftieth Telluride Movie Pageant on Thursday afternoon because the fest’s annual Patron’s Preview screening on the Werner Herzog Theatre.
A $40 million adaptation of Danny Lyon’s 1968 e book of the identical title, the movie, which is about for a Dec. 1 theatrical launch from twentieth Century Studios (aka Disney), depicts the rise and fall of a Chicago biker “membership” between the years of 1965 and 1973, as recounted by the love curiosity (Jodie Comer) of one of many bikers (Austin Butler) who’s as dedicated to the group and its chief (Tom Hardy) as he’s to her.
A well-made and interesting interval piece that has the texture of David Chase’s forays into cinema, 2012’s Not Fade Away and 2021’s The Many Saints of Newark, with in-your-face accents, violence and a “household” of males at its middle, it appears to me that its main awards prospect is Comer’s efficiency, which may plausibly compete for a nomination in both the main or supporting actress class.
Sounding like Mike Ditka and searching fully not like the Killing Eve character for which she received an Emmy, the 30-year-old actress — who’s coming off a Tony earlier this yr for one of many biggest performances I’ve ever seen on Broadway, within the one-woman present Prima Facie, and who might have come near an Oscar nom two years in the past for her flip in The Final Duel — once more fully transforms herself, and actually carries the image.
The ensemble of males are all strong, however they largely painting sturdy, silent sorts doing a model of Marlon Brando in The Wild One, the 1953 biker movie which is acknowledged within the movie. She offers the movie coronary heart.