'The Nest' review: a marriage story from the Greed Is Good era, fiercely acted by Carrie Coon and Jude Law
A tightly clenched marriage story, writer-director Sean Durkin’s “The Nest” takes place at the height of the mid-1980s, a year or two before Gordon Gekko and Oliver Stone made unscrupulous capitalism so damnably aspirational in “Wall Street.”Durkin’s second feature is not primarily concerned with deregulated excess or financial matters, however. “The Nest” is more about the dangerous facades and thin ice of so many family relationships. The troubled air of Durkin’s previous feature, the eerily effective cult drama “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” has something in common with the air in this one.Whe...
Carrie Coon discusses building a quarantine life, upcoming film 'The Nest'
To become an actor is to become a risk management specialist without really trying. To remain an actor in the middle of a pandemic, one that has left all but a few fortunate actors employed, means graduating to crisis director of your own life.“Certainly November’s going to be a big decider, as they say in politics, about what the future of our country looks like,” says Carrie Coon, one of the fortune ones. The 39-year-Chicago stage veteran is a Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member, Tony Award nominee and frequent film and television presence thanks to “The Leftovers,” “Fargo” and “The Sinner.”...