Blow the Man Down
Director: Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy
Year Released: 2019
The night of her mother's funeral, Mary Beth (Morgan Saylor) hangs out at a bar with some local fishermen and drives one of them (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) home, but when she notices blood in the trunk of his car they get into an altercation and she winds up killing him - to help cover up the crime, her and her sister Priscilla (Sophie Lowe) have to dispose of the body. This very, very low-key indie set in chilly New England (specifically the fictitious Easter Cove, Maine) feels like Dennis Lehane rewrote Ginger Snaps as the sisters discover their Mother and the old biddies (Margo Martindale, Annette O'Toole, June Squibb, Marceline Hugot) were all involved in some real seediness and that small communities have a way of just ... covering bad things up. It's maybe a little too pat (everything gets tied up too 'neatly') and "quirky" (the fishermen can harmonize!), but I look forward to future projects by both filmmakers.