After his surprising success with his directorial debut, Cheap Thrills, in 2014, E.L. Katz has returned with what looks to be another bout of unyielding violence sprinkled with a little humour in Small Crimes.
The synopsis states: After serving time for the attempted murder of a District Attorney, disgraced former cop, Joe Denton, returns home looking for redemption. An embarrassment to his parents and abandoned by his ex-wife, it seems as if things can’t get much worse.
But then Joe finds himself trapped in the mess he left behind-in the cross fire between a crooked sheriff, the vengeful DA, and a mafia kingpin who knows too much.
The film stars Game Of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Joe, alongside Macon Blair, who Katz co-wrote the film with, which perhaps makes it no surprise that the film looks and feels similar to Blair’s own recent Netflix release I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore.
The film is set to debut in the Narrative Spotlight at SXSW before premiering on all Netflix territories on Friday, April 28.