Bloodline

Showings

O Cinema South Beach Fri, Sep 20, 2019 10:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Sep 21, 2019 2:30 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Sep 21, 2019 10:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Sep 22, 2019 3:15 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Sep 22, 2019 10:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Mon, Sep 23, 2019 4:45 PM
O Cinema South Beach Mon, Sep 23, 2019 10:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Tue, Sep 24, 2019 4:45 PM
O Cinema South Beach Tue, Sep 24, 2019 10:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Wed, Sep 25, 2019 4:45 PM
O Cinema South Beach Wed, Sep 25, 2019 10:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Thu, Sep 26, 2019 4:45 PM
O Cinema South Beach Thu, Sep 26, 2019 10:00 PM

Description

Evan values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

 

Evan Cole (Seann William Scott) has a seemingly perfect life: a loving wife, a healthy baby boy, and a meaningful job as a social worker for troubled teens. But Evan has a secret — he violently tortures and kills those who lack his wholesome family values, specifically the family members causing problems for his patients. He hides his compulsion from his wife and son, but concealing his true nature from his overbearing, ever-present mother is harder.

 

For a while, things work out quite conveniently for Evan. A sleek white mansion sits empty and available for Evan’s murderous rendezvous, his students’ problematic family members make themselves easily accessible and readily disposable, and his wife exhibits unending patience for his recurring late-night drives, never questioning her husband’s actions… until an observant detective catches a pattern in the killings that leads him to Evan’s doorstep.

 

While a relatively simple concept on the surface, the film is elevated by heightened stylistic flourishes. Colorful lighting mirrors shifting moods, murderous close-ups from the killer’s perspective echo giallo thrillers, and a pulsating synth score drives every crucial scene. All of this combined with a clever script functioning within its own surreal logic creates a melodramatic spectacle that is juicy, absorbing, twist-filled fun from the very first scene.

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