Soderbergh’s newest movie for HBO Max hits the streamer on February 10.
There’s lots to establish with within the first look we get at Angela Childs (Zoë Kravitz) within the trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s newest function movie, “Kimi.” There’s her nearly completely digital social life, with loads of video calls with mates and her therapist. There’s her pleasant obsession along with her neighbors throughout the best way, all of whom obligingly appear to spend loads of time in entrance of their uncurtained home windows. There’s her pandemic-chic wardrobe. And there’s her shut relationship with Kimi, the chirpy, Alexa-esque AI that easily runs Angela’s condominium and life, one who, when summoned, reassuringly replies with, “I’m right here.”
Much less relatable is Angela’s huge Seattle loft and her tech job listening to audio streams, throughout which she claims she hears a pre-meditated homicide, marking “Kimi” as a high-tech “Rear Window” for the COVID period (Angela’s masks tucked beneath her chin whereas she has a gathering? Relatable!). And her insistence on what she heard is posing massive issues each for her boss (Rita Wilson) and for Angela herself, who will get her psychological well being historical past thrown in her face after which finds herself thrown into the again of a van within the tense trailer. Watch it in full under earlier than the movie hits HBO Max on February 10.
Soderbergh’s third movie for HBO Max (following “Let Them All Speak” and “No Sudden Transfer”) options Byron Bowers, Jaime Camil, Erika Christensen, Derek DelGaudio, Robin Givens, Charles Halford, Devin Retray, and Jacob Vargas, with a script from David Koepp.
IndieWire’s Ben Travers included it on his listing of 22 HBO and HBO Max premieres to be enthusiastic about in 2022, writing, “Between HBO Max and Steven Soderbergh, it’s laborious to say who’s getting the higher finish of their ongoing three-year total deal. ‘Let Them All Speak’ and ‘No Sudden Transfer’ earned rave evaluations — frankly, the marks ought to’ve been even larger — and each are unmistakably Soderberghian, which means he’s delivering high-quality movies to a streamer that wants them, whereas nonetheless attending to make the films he (presumably) desires to make…. And with ‘Magic Mike’s Final Dance’ on the best way, one winner of the Soderbergh/HBO Max settlement is obvious: audiences.”