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Lauren Le Vine, Senior Entertainment EditorMr. Robot (October 11, USA)
The fates of many characters are currently up in the air. Darlene (Carly Chaikin) and Cisco (Michael Drayer) were involved in a shootout at a restaurant. Darlene was taken into FBI custody; Cisco died. Elliot (Rami Malek) was shot
by Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallström). Could the show actually kill off its lead character — and his alter-ego Mr. Robot (Christian Slater)? Per the season 3 trailer
, Elliot is alive, although we all remember the bait-and-switch in which he was revealed to be incarcerated, but not in his own mind, in season 2. We also thought Tyrell was either dead or possibly fictional for much of the last season. Mr. Robot
loves to play with Elliot’s perception of reality, and our own in the process. According to a cleverly orchestrated marketing campaign
, Bobby Cannavale will be introduced to the show as Irving, although what his complete role in the apocryphal technology-driven madness remains to be seen. He’s apparently a used car salesman
, but that could all just be a clever ruse for another member of the Dark Army or a part of Phase 2 of Mr. Robot’s master plan. Hello, new
friend.Suburbicon (in theaters October 27)
George Clooney. Julianne Moore. Matt Damon. Oscar Isaac. The Coen brothers. The pedigree is there, obviously, but the backstory behind Suburbicon
is what makes the film so enticing. Just read up on the history of William Levitt’s
many Levittown developments in the mid-1900s, which were supposed to be suburban idylls, but have a dark history
of racism and exclusionary policies. In the film, not everything is as it seems beneath the serene surface of Suburbicon, and Damon’s character is soon embroiled in the murder of a mobster and other nefarious doings.