Monday, January 26, 2015

Everly (2015)

Stars - Salma Hayek
           Jennifer Blanc
           Hiroyuki Watanabe
Directed by:  Joe Lynch  (@TheJoeLynch)
Summary: An action/thriller centered on a woman who faces down assassins sent by her ex, a mob boss, while holed up in her apartment. (via imdb). 

There’s a moment fairly early in Joe Lynch’s Everly when our plucky heroine (Salma Hayek as the titular Everly) is on the phone with her would be captor/killer. In this scene, Salma manages such a raw emotion that it immediately draws you into her character as a living breathing entity.  It’s a moment so genuine and powerful it drives your relation with the character for the rest of the movie. Frankly, it’s the best I’ve ever seen of Salma, who somehow manages to look exactly the same as she did in Desperado (ironically what the poster is styled after).