Tom Holland & Joel Kinnaman in Indie Thriller 'Edge of Winter' Trailer

July 7, 2016
Source: Apple

Edge of Winter Trailer

"I'm your father - it's my job to protect you!" A new trailer has been revealed for the indie thriller Edge of Winter, about an estranged father who takes his two youngs son on a hunting trip into the woods in the middle of winter. Young actor Tom Holland (who plays Peter Parker / Spider-Man in Civil War and the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming) stars, along with Percy Hynes White, Joel Kinnaman, Rachelle Lefevre and Shiloh Fernandez. I'm not sure what to make of this film, it looks like it has some strong performances but I feel like I'm just going to get more and more fearful for the kids as the film plays out.

Here's the first official trailer for Rob Connolly's Edge of Winter, in high def from Apple:

Edge of Winter Poster

Recently divorced and laid off from his job, Elliot Baker (Joel Kinnaman) is desperate to spend more time bonding with his sons, Bradley (Tom Holland) and Caleb (Percy Hynes White). What starts as family day trip to teach his boys how to shoot turns into a nightmare when they become stranded. As they retreat to a desolate cabin, Elliot's mounting fear of losing custody pushes him to the edge. The brothers quickly realize that the man responsible for keeping them safe has now become their biggest threat. Edge of Winter is directed by filmmaker Rob Connolly, making his feature debut; the screenplay is by Connolly and Kyle Mann. Vertical Ent. will release Edge of Winter in select theaters on August 12th. Interested?

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Holland's American sounds so good!

DAVIDPD on Jul 7, 2016



ari smulders on Jul 7, 2016


Stories, like this, which are mostly without women are so, I don't know, weird.

shiboleth on Jul 7, 2016


They're better!

CyraNOSE on Jul 8, 2016


Won't discuss your taste. So, you are free to enjoy it. I look at it with little wonder and indifference ...

shiboleth on Jul 8, 2016


I'd argue that a woman's presence looms large over the entire film, since the whole chain of events (at least as far as the trailer is concerned) only happens that way because the father is worried about what his ex-wife would say about a traffic accident. Not quite sure what's so "weird" about that.

denverchris on Jul 9, 2016


Very intelligent and very much about what I thought of this trailer or about all the weirdness in it. When the first reviews of Batman vs Superman (of course, totally different film) came out (I think it was in The Guardian) I read some kind of feminist comment on that film which said, in short, that what's important in that film was not really the relationship between two leading super and male characters but female ones in their backgrounds (their mothers). I am very sorry but I just can't find that article anymore (for purpose posting it here for you), since it just portrays what you described here with the phrase 'looms large over the entire film'. Yes it does, but it's weird that it, at the same time, excludes the woman from it. For example, how come she doesn't call at some point to check on boys? Longer and longer we watch the trailer, that looming of woman is disappearing here and only the boys are present. At least, that's how I see it and I see it as weird, incoherent. Once more, thanks for you intelligent comment ...

shiboleth on Jul 9, 2016


I'm pretty sure I've read the article (or about the article) that you're talking about. And yeah, I'd agree. Look, I claim no great insight into this stuff. Maybe it seems silly to some people that some films would feature "just men". I'm sure there are men out there to whom films with "just women" aren't appealing either. To me, its silly there aren't more "just women" films featuring more crime and more "just men" films where they aren't beating/shooting the shit out of each other (although there are many more of the latter, then the former - and we all know where that disparity comes from, I'm sure). As a 40-something white male who grew up on the beaches of SoCal, the trailer is more of a reflection of the type of childhood I had growing up. Broken family. Parents fighting for affection of the kids. Most of my existence from 7-18 was in the company of other men. "Men" meant fighting for dominance and tough love. "Women" meant unconditional acceptance and forgiveness. I'm sure I'm not the only Gen-X'er who grew up in those circumstances,, lacking women in the scenario described in the trailer does not feel weird or incoherent to me.

denverchris on Jul 12, 2016


Well, my thoughts come from other background. I live (also in 40s-something) in Europe and come from a family that was functional to some degree (no perfection there either, though), but I also think we can share some, let's say, more or less general or even universal insight about the society and individual lives. I like your description of alternative ideas for 'just men' or 'just women' films.Which says a lot about producing cliches in the cinema and I believe it's not just the case of American cinema. I guess, that's where my first post went, to say something against the machismo in the films. Your post made me rethink the whole thing and I believe that now I have to see the film to bring about some more balanced view on that and regarding what you said/wrote about the topic related to it. Again, thanks for that and wish you all that's well over there where you are ...

shiboleth on Jul 13, 2016

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