'Nighthawks: Special Edition' [Blu-ray]
(Janet Montgomery, Kevin Zegers, Chace Crawford, Michele Weaver, Lola Bessis, et al / Blu-ray / NR / 2019 / FilmRise - MVD Visual)
Overview: Wide-eyed Midwest transplant Stan (Chace Crawford) agrees to play wingman to his calculating and privileged roommate Chad (Kevin Zegers) as they embark upon an exploration of glittering New York nightlife, whose darkest secrets are held captive by an elite band of millennials known as Nighthawks.
Blu-ray Verdict: Chock full of smart writing, an (at times) engrossing style of cinematography, and rummaging through some rather heavy subject matters and human emotions, 'Nighthawks' may miss the bigger point sometimes, but overall it's definitely a film to invite friends around to watch, that's for sure.
Surprising subversive, especially with tone, style, and structure, the film is a rather fascinating thriller, whilst taking a smart look at the mindset of the millennial generation; in a different, albeit also stylized way.
Worth a watch as it expertly delivers moments of fun and fascinating conversations, some of already said that the writing is "... overly verbose, narcissistic, and incredibly distracting in the same way an overacted play might be," personally I didn't find it to be so.
In fact, to my mind, 'Nighthawks' is an intriguing and compelling film with a lot going for it. The hip ensemble cast knows their collective marks, the glitzy, haunting visuals are spot on most of the time, and the sharp, audacious script enables the actors to bring their characters to life wonderfully.
Complete with a stylized, confident direction from writer/director Grant S. Johnson, one that forces you to enter a darkly-colored otherworld, come in in, take a look around, and decide for yourself, my friends. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 and comes with the Special Features of:
'Nighthawks' Movie Trailer