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The Nest is a haunted house movie without ghosts

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Carrie Coon and Jude Law in The Nest

Carrie Coon and Jude Law in The Nest
Photo: IFC Films

Note: The writer of this review watched The Nest from home on a digital screener. Before making the decision to see it—or any other film—in a movie theater, please consider the health risks involved. Here’s an interview on the matter with scientific experts.


It doesn’t take long to realize that The Nest’s title is meant sarcastically, not unlike referring to Mount Everest as “the hill.” Nobody would ever think of the film’s primary location—a gloomy, rundown mansion in Surrey, England—as cozy or nurturing, much less as the ideal place to raise a brood. Still, that’s where ambitious patriarch Rory O’Hara (Jude Law) drags his otherwise American family after he lands a job in his native country, which he’d apparently left many years earlier. Set sometime during the Reagan administration (probably around 1986 or 1987), The Nest impassively observes the emotional upheaval that this trans-Atlantic move inspires, with a special emphasis on the anxiety of inhabiting a house that seems designed for about 50 people who are all at least 100 times richer than you. For Rory’s wife, Allison (Carrie Coon), and the couple’s two teenage kids (Oona Roche and Charlie Shotwell), it’s an extreme version of culture shock, exacerbated by Rory’s increasingly desperate, delusional effort to make it work.

It’s been nine long years since The Nest’s writer-director, Sean Durkin, made a splash with his superb feature debut, Martha Marcy May Marlene. (In between, he directed a miniseries, Southcliffe, for England’s Channel 4.) That film was fundamentally a triumph of editing, cutting back and forth between different time periods in a way that made past and present feel interchangeable. Here, Durkin has teamed up with the great Hungarian cinematographer Mátyás Erdély (the original Miss Bala, Son Of Saul, Sunset), and together they’ve fashioned something remarkable: an utterly non-supernatural haunted house story. Nothing overtly creepy or menacing ever happens, with the exception of one moment in which a door is mysteriously open after Allison is sure that she’d locked it. Yet The Nest deliberately replicates the ominous look and feel of a slow-burn horror movie, with establishing shots held just a beat too long, shadows that swallow up corners of the room, and physical distance between characters that generates constant free-floating unease. This approach may well frustrate genre buffs who jump to the wrong conclusion early on, but it provides a startlingly fresh angle on otherwise routine domestic discord.

Durkin, who was born in 1981, lived in Surrey himself as a child (albeit not in a mansion), and reportedly based the screenplay in part on his own memories. Without indulging in cheap signifiers, the film accurately remembers countless details from the ’80s; viewers of a certain age will nod in recognition when teen daughter Samantha hears the Thompson Twins’ “Hold Me Now” start up on her radio/cassette deck and practically lunges across the room to hit “record.” But the period itself isn’t especially important, except perhaps insofar as it gives Allison even more reasons to feel perpetually belittled. (Introduced at a posh function as “Mr. and Mrs. Rory O’Hara,” she shakes someone’s hand and politely adds, “My name is Allison—that might have been confusing.”) What matters is the sense of dislocation, which is newly corrosive to most of the family but has seemingly plagued Rory for his entire life. It’s as if he felt an unconscious need to impose the burden he carries onto his loved ones, and the only way he could think to do so was to relocate them somewhere that they clearly don’t belong. Now everybody’s got impostor syndrome!

Even if you’re not entirely sold by the idea of an Antonioni-esque alienation drama shot as if it were I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House (and why the hell wouldn’t you be?!), The Nest is well worth seeing just for its two central performances. Six years after her galvanizing supporting turn in Gone Girl, Coon finally gets a big-screen lead role worthy of her brittle genius; Allison brooks no nonsense from anybody, least of all from herself. (Subtlest, funniest touch: her microscopic glance at the cigarette she’s holding, right after she angrily yells, “Maybe it’s this poisonous fucking house!”) Law’s even more impressive, making Rory aggressively hearty and jovial with an unmistakable undercurrent of self-loathing—he’s like an unholy hybrid of The Talented Mr. Ripley’s Dickie Greenleaf (the role he actually played) and Tom Ripley. (Coon is sometimes made up to resemble Cate Blanchett, just to make things more Ripley-esque.) Still, The Nest’s true star is that cavernous 15th-century mansion, which provides Durkin and Erdély with endless opportunities to carve out sinister voids that threaten to swallow this nuclear family whole. There was no need to include multiple scenes involving a heavily metaphorical dead horse (the movie’s one major flaw); nor did this haunted house require actual ghosts. Its sheer oppressiveness is more than enough.

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YouTube Vanced APK: Downloading Guide for Root as well as Non-Root Users.

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YouTube Vanced APK is something, which is a platform just like YouTube but is a Modded version of it. Just like in YouTube, you can use this APK to view, like, share, subscribe and download different types of video contents along with an option to comment on it. The APK, which is beloved by millions of people all around the world, has finally upgraded its quality and format to make it more user-friendly. To provide you with more incredible features, we present to you a YouTube Vanced APK.


One of the most demanding APK versions of apps is the YouTube Vanced APK. A version of an application with unique newly launched features, which are not initially available in the original version, is known as a modded or modified version. YouTube is undoubtedly a very renowned application, which does not need any introduction or definition for sure. Indeed it is the excellent medium of entertainment by providing us with innovative and remarkable videos from all around the world. It has been ruling millions of hearts out there and is finally out with this fantastic Vanced APK.
If you are one of the biggest fans of YouTube, then we promise to you that this APK file will make you more addicted because of its incredible, upgraded features that will win your heart. In this article, you will do get to know that how to install this APK file for both roots as well as non-root users. The wait has finally come to an end for all YouTube fans, so read ahead in this article to enjoy some fantastic features of this APK.You can install the Vanced APK by using Vanced Manager or without the Vanced Manager.

Also Read: Among Us Mod APK : Visible Chat + Speed Hack + More

Download YouTube Vanced APK with Vanced Manager for Non-Root Users:

YouTube team has finally found a way to install this vanced APK easily by using MicroG. The app will give you the option to choose the theme you like and can also get used for installing to further upgrades. The steps are as follows:

1. Download the Vanced Manager and make sure to select Non-Root at the top of the screen.
2. Click on install, which will be present next to MicroG.
3. The downloading process must have started, and once it has completed, you can install the MicroG.
4. Click on install next to vanced, and select a theme, then click on ‘Next’.
5. Select a language that you prefer and click on finish.
6. Vanced must have started downloading and once its finished click on install.
7. You are all done.

Download YouTube Vanced APK without Vanced Manager for Non-Root Users:

1. Non-Root users need a MicroG APK to login into YouTube Vanced APK with your YouTube Account.
2. So first, download the MicroG and later download the YouTube Vanced APK from the given link.

Download YouTube Vanced APK with Vanced Manager for Root Users:

1. Download the Vanced Manager on your Android phone and install it.
2. Make a note to select Root at the top of your screen.
3. Grant Superuser access.
4. Disable signature verification in the framework.
5. Click on the guide to open a Google Search for “andnixsh apk verification disable”.
6. Click on the install button.
7. Select the theme and language that you prefer.
8. Finally, you finished installing MicroG and YouTube Vanced.

 Download YouTube Vanced APK without Vanced Manager for Root Users:

1. Download the YouTube Vanced APK from the link.
2. Save your APK in your download section,
3. Uninstall any previous versions of YouTube updates and go to PlayStore to disable the Auto updates.
4. Now you are all ready to access this fantastic version.

Download Youtube Vanced APK :-

For Root User  – Download

For non-Root Users – Download

Conclusion:

The fantastic app YouTube is very well renowned not only for all of the incredible content videos but also its high-quality audio and videos. Do make a note of the YouTube Vanced Mod APK version will indeed do prove to be more efficient to use and will entertain you more as compared to the original version. Much more facilities will get provided in this version. Indeed it has been attracting many users from all around the world who have been enjoying this mind-blowing APK. So for what are you waiting plus if you want to be one of them and enjoy this am amazing mod apk then get ready to have fun and to have excellent video contents with by following the steps as mentioned earlier to install YouTube mod APK.

FAQ regarding this Mod APK:

1. Will any ads be displayed while using this Mod APK?

Answer: No, The Mod APK will not display any kinds of ads.

2. Is it illegal to use the Vanced mod apk version of YouTube?

Answer: No, It is not illegal as such and can you can install and access this apk without any issues

3. Can I use this Mod APK in my android phone?

Answer: You, you can but need to have an Android phone with minimum version 4.4

4. Is it safe to use this APK?

Answer: Yes, YouTube Vanced APK is entirely safe.
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Bad Bunny Is Releasing A Line Of Glow-In-The-Dark Crocs

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There’s a trend of musicians partnering with shoe brands, like Travis Scott working with Nike, Kanye with Adidas, and J. Cole with Puma. Add Bad Bunny to the list. The Puerto Rican singer unveiled his own collection of footwear, soon to release a line of his very-own Crocs.

Bad Bunny’s eye-catching Crocs, which are apparently making a comeback, have a special feature. While at first glance the shoe boasts a stark white exterior in Crocs’ original design, his version are able to completely glow in dark when the lights are turned off. Of course, no pair of Crocs would be complete without their plastic accessories, Jibbitz, which Bad Bunny made sure to insert into his collection. The charms include stars, planets, as well as Bad Bunny’s signature logo.

In a statement about the collaboration, Bad Bunny said he’s been a “longtime fan” of the shoe brand: “I believe in being true and not placing limitations on myself, which is also something Crocs represents, and this is the message I always want to make sure I send out to my fans. As a longtime fan creating my own design for Crocs was a lot of fun. I hope they inspire others to have their own fun with their personal style and wearing what makes them happy.”

Check out photos of the Bad Bunny Crocs collaboration above.

The Bad Bunny x Crocs Classic Glow Clog hits online stores 9/29 at 12 p.m. EDT. Get them here.

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Watch Mastodon, Russian Circles Members Cover Alice in Chains

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Mastodon’s Brann Dailor and Russian Circles’ Mike Sullivan joined for a collaborative version of Alice in Chains’ “Rain When I Die” as part of the “Two Minutes to Late Night” quarantine cover series.

Dailor plays drums on the colorful rendition, adding harmony vocals alongside lead singer Justin Suitor (Painted Wives). Sullivan and Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man) nail the song’s wah-wah guitars, and host Gwarsenio Hall adds bass. Midway through the track, the quintet break into the riff from another Nineties rock classic, Soundgarden’s “Spoonman.”

“Martin Scorsese’s Alice in Chains doesn’t live here anymore,” reads the video’s YouTube caption. “We covered ‘Rain When I Die’ and we did it with some added panache!”

The Alice in Chains cover is the 23rd installment of the “Two Minutes to Late Night” series, which features bedroom-style videos that benefit the participating artists through Patreon. Recent installments have included a take on Robyn’s “Ever Again” (featuring members of Mastodon and Royal Thunder) and an all-star version of Rush’s “Anthem” (with members of Mastodon, Coheed and Cambria, Tool and Primus).

In early September, Mastodon issued Medium Rarities, a 16-track compilation album featuring covers, soundtrack songs (including “White Walker” from Game of Thrones), live takes, instrumentals, B-sides and one previously unreleased cut (“Fallen Torches”). The band released a new track, “Rufus Lives,” as part of the Bill & Ted Face the Music Soundtrack.

Mastodon have reportedly started work on their eighth studio LP. They’ve yet to announce a release date for the project, which which follows 2017’s Emperor of Sand.

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