UPROXX – October 12, 2020 at 11:47AM:
Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TV’s of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates — unborn souls — arrive at Will’s to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life. Making his feature-film debut after a series of highly acclaimed and award-winning short films and music videos, Japanese Brazilian director Edson Oda delivers a heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will.
You know what’s nuts? Winston Duke has only appeared in five films, and they were all major hits. His filmography goes: Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Us, and Spencer Confidential. That’s one Best Picture nominee, one instant-horror classic that should have been nominated for an Oscar (Lupita was robbed), two of the highest-grossing movies ever, and Netflix’s third most-watched original movie. Atlanta‘s Zazie Beetz has a nifty resume herself, including bad-movie-podcast favorite Geostorm (“GEOSTORM”), Deadpool 2, and Joker, and together, they star in Nine Days.