Tze Chun

review cold comes the night

Chloe (Alice Eve) is single mom who works the desk of a small town motel when she’s not cleaning the rooms or taking care of her daughter. It’s a drudgery only made worse by a visit from a Child Protective Services agent who tells Chloe the motel is not a suitable living arrangement for her little girl. She’s given two weeks to fix the impossible situation, but before she can even dwell on her misery two men come looking to stay the night. One won’t survive to morning, but the other, a partially blind immigrant named Topol (Bryan Cranston), discovers that the Jeep he arrived in has been taken into police custody along with the other man’s body. He forcibly enlists Chloe’s help in retrieving a certain something hidden inside the vehicle, but Billy (Logan Marshall-Green), a local and very dirty cop, complicates things by being a greedy bastard. Cold Comes the Night is a simple little thriller that delivers the goods with a very economical style. It succeeds in part because it doesn’t extend its reach beyond the basics, but just as important are the trio of solid performances and some relatively sharp directing and writing by Tze Chun.


Cold Comes The Night

August means the end of Breaking Bad (shhh, no tears), but it’s clearly only the beginning of great things for Bryan Cranston, who has really found his niche playing terrifying men. The trailer for the new thriller Cold Comes the Night has Cranston morphing into a menacing criminal with an impressive Russian accent, who’s hellbent on stealing back a duffel bag of cash from the cop who took it. Here’s the problem – even scary Russian thugs can be completely blind, so it’s going to take a little extra work to get that money back, like maybe using poor, struggling motel owner Alice Eve as collateral?

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published: 01.26.2015
published: 01.26.2015
published: 01.26.2015
published: 01.26.2015

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