I have been working as a film journalist since 2010, dividing the first four years between radio broadcasting and entertainment writing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 2014, I entered Fresh Fiction (FreshFiction.tv) as the features editor. The following year, I stepped into the film critic position at the Denton Record-Chronicle, a daily North Texas print publication. My time is dedicated to writing theatrical film reviews, at-home entertainment columns, and conducting interviews with on-screen talent and filmmakers, as well as hosting a podcast devoted to genre filmmaking (called My Bloody Podcast). I've been married for seven happy years, and I have one son who is all about dinosaurs just like his dad.
Preston Barta // Features Editor
In this timely thriller, when single father Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield) is evicted from his home, his only chance to win it back is to go to work for Rick Carver (Michael Shannon), the charismatic and ruthless businessman who evicted him in the first place. It’s a deal-with-the-devil that provides security for his family; but as Nash falls deeper into Carver’s web, he finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.
If you’ve seen any Michael Shannon film, you can always expect for him to bring such fierce intensity to his role, and it appears as though he delivers another sitting performance here, which is especially shown during the last line of the trailer. Andrew Garfield, on the other hand, seems to give his most heartbreakingly earnest work yet. It’s thrilling to see him in his first non-webslinging role since 2010’s THE SOCIAL NETWORK.
The film has received high praise during its run on the film festival circuit. So color us excited.
99 HOMES releases on September 25.