You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Under the Radar: Michael C. Hall Crime Drama ‘Cold in July’

Cold in July

Director: Jim Mickle

Opens: May 23 (IFC)

Why it matters: Mickle has proved himself a master of brutally efficient yet oddly lyrical low-budget genre movies. His latest, an ’80s-set crime drama, begins as a home-invasion thriller and ends up as a kind of vigilante Western. Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and a scene-stealing Don Johnson star. 

Mickle: “I wanted to make a movie that fell into a subgenre you don’t see anymore — the Southern noir. Also, the thing about (Joe R. Lansdale’s) book is that it sheds its skin every couple of chapters and becomes something different. It’s sort of a living, breathing thing.”   

More Film

  • Breakfast at Tiffanys

    HDNet Movies Announces 32-Day Oscar Marathon

    Cold in July Director: Jim Mickle Opens: May 23 (IFC) Why it matters: Mickle has proved himself a master of brutally efficient yet oddly lyrical low-budget genre movies. His latest, an ’80s-set crime drama, begins as a home-invasion thriller and ends up as a kind of vigilante Western. Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and a […]

  • Christopher Nolan Dunkirk

    How Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' Team Captured the Sounds of Battle

    Cold in July Director: Jim Mickle Opens: May 23 (IFC) Why it matters: Mickle has proved himself a master of brutally efficient yet oddly lyrical low-budget genre movies. His latest, an ’80s-set crime drama, begins as a home-invasion thriller and ends up as a kind of vigilante Western. Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and a […]

  • Martin Ransohoff Dead: 'Cincinnati Kid' Producer

    Martin Ransohoff, Filmways Founder and 'Cincinnati Kid' Producer, Dies at 90

    Cold in July Director: Jim Mickle Opens: May 23 (IFC) Why it matters: Mickle has proved himself a master of brutally efficient yet oddly lyrical low-budget genre movies. His latest, an ’80s-set crime drama, begins as a home-invasion thriller and ends up as a kind of vigilante Western. Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and a […]

  • London Film Festival Director Clare Stewart

    London Film Festival Director Clare Stewart to Take Yearlong Sabbatical

    Cold in July Director: Jim Mickle Opens: May 23 (IFC) Why it matters: Mickle has proved himself a master of brutally efficient yet oddly lyrical low-budget genre movies. His latest, an ’80s-set crime drama, begins as a home-invasion thriller and ends up as a kind of vigilante Western. Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and a […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content