I may be one of the few, but I’m actually a fan of actor/former comedian Mike Binder‘s work as a filmmaker. Sure, plenty of folks love The Upside of Anger and I’m not alone in really digging Reign Over Me, but by and large his movies have been unjustly ignored, give or take his early work like Crossing the Bridge and Indian Summer. This year though, he could be back on the map with Black and White, a drama starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. The initial reviews from the Toronto Film Festival, where it just debuted, are fairly positive, so my interest has very much been piqued. Luckily, a Trailer has dropped as well, so we all can get a glimpse at the flick. It looks somewhat standard, but compelling at the same time. It also has a very 90’s vibe to it, at least in my eyes. The plot surrounds Costner and Spencer going toe to toe over the welfare of their granddaughter (each is a grandparent from opposite sides of the little girl’s family) after Costner’s wife (played by Jennifer Ehle) dies. Also co-starring Anthony Mackie, it should be something worth checking out from Binder. Take a gander at the Trailer below and stay tuned for plenty more on Black and White. It might not wind up being an awards player out of Toronto, but it looks like a worthwhile cinematic experience, if nothing else.
Here’s the Trailer:
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