Well, they say this could be Steven Soderbergh’s final theatrical film, at least for the time being. Frankly, I don’t believe Soderbergh’s retirement will be much more than a brief hiatus, but let us enjoy this bit of work from one of our finest American filmmakers as we can, shall we?
Soderbergh has become extremely proficient at crafting these sharp-as-nails thrillers, and Side Effects looks to have all the drama and propulsion of a Contagion with all the deeply personal betrayal of a Haywire or Magic Mike. He’s still banging some of the best digital cinematography we’ve yet seen out of his RED Epics. Mara, Tatum, and Law all look great, and the trailer makes what sounded like a simple story of drug addiction look much more complicated and high-stakes.
I’m all about it. The film is slated for February 8th.