‘The Nest’ Movie Review: Transatlantic Marriage Tale Is One For The Ages
You would be forgiven for not having heard of Sean Durkin. The director made something of a splash in the indie scene with his 2011 mind-bender Martha Marcy May Marlene before promptly disappearing from filmmaking entirely, popping up every few years to helm a music video or television program. I, for one, had forgotten about him entirely.I’d like to think of The Nest as his message for everyone who had written him off as a one-hit wonder, but to consign it to such a low purpose is to do an utter disservice to the film. Durkin’s second feature taps into the stream of brilliance that only opens...
'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...
Deauville Film Festival: Jude Law drama 'The Nest' wins top prize
"The Nest" by director Sean Durkin scooped the top prize at the Deauville American Film Festival on Saturday, September 12, and claimed two other awards with jury president Vanessa Paradis praising the direction and the acting of its leads Jude Law and Carrie Coon.As well as winning the Grand Prix, the festival's top prize, "The Nest", which tells the story of a family struggling with uncertainty and isolation after relocating from the US to England also took this year's Critics' Prize and was one of the winners of this year's Revelation Prize."There's an elegance in the direction and in the s...