The Ice Cream Truck

Ice Cream Truck

When a local ice cream man who has a love for nostalgia starts to kill some of her neighbors, Mary is torn between her mature instincts that something is wrong and the distracting memories of her younger days.

In other words, it was a very creepy movie, that never got a limited screening when it came in the fall of 2017. I wanted ice cream when I was watching the movie, instead, I got a popcorn flavor ice cream for promotion and it was free, the flavor was Lemon meringue pie, the drink I had to pay for it.

Writer and director Megan Freels Johnston wrote the screenplay with the elements of a slasher flick, social satire, and psychological portrait of American life.

It reminds me of David Lynch in the beautiful way it was filmed, as well as the deliberately methodical pace. But that was intentional, similar to the pace and main character in Lost In Translation, which also conveys the experiences of a person in a fish out of water realm of uneasiness, triggered by new and unfamiliar surroundings.

Deanna Russo’s acting is spot on as a woman dealing with loneliness, boredom, the faded nostalgia of her teen years as well as the constant onslaught of awkward strangers and neighbors who repeatedly invade her fragile bubble of isolation. Plus, she is gorgeous.

The cast

Deanna Russo

Deanna Russo

Emil Johnsen

Emil Johnson

Hilary Barraford 1a

If you get chance to see it, watch out for the bell from the ice cream truck.

The Ice Cream Truck [Blu-ray] or The Ice Cream Truck

 

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13 Reason Why: Season one – The Review

A teenage girl named Hannah Baker kills herself and leaves behind a set of cassette tapes which identify 13 reasons—and accordingly, 13 people—from her high school who she considers responsible for her suicide. The story is told over the course of 13 episodes, in flashbacks from Hannah’s point of view and from the present-day perspective of another student, Clay, who had a crush on Hannah and spends most of the show grappling with the secrets he learns on the tapes and confronting the people involved.

I have seen all of the episodes, and it is quite intriguing to watch, and it is worth seeing it again before the new season starts soon. The actors and the story are incredible and compelling and good looking too. It’s mesmerizing to watch happens next.

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