Jodie Foster is one of those actors whose body of work is so impressive and so varied, you cannot help but be constantly in awe. As she knows to navigate between genres and drill down to what drives a character. Her work behind the camera is just as impressive, imbuing characters with both vulnerability and strength and stories that actually say something. Her work in Silence Of The Lambs has made her a pop culture icon.
Her work behind the camera in Money Monster is both socially relevant and shows the depth of her talent, as the way she envisions a scene, is so enlightening. One of my favorite movies by her is Panic Room. The movie circled around a newly divorced woman and her diabetic daughter, who take refuge in their new house’s safe room, from a gang of robbers. In the second issue of Playboy, we find Leroy and Kitchen trapped in their own abode by a pair of hitmen.
We find Leroy telling Kitchen to hide in his panic room with their dog, fearing for his safety, as the two hitmen try their best to open the front door. As one of the assassins breaks through, Leroy finds out exactly who has put on him and why. As he finds out he has been sleeping with a married man’s wife, and the man doesn’t want Leroy to see the light of day By issue’s end, Leroy gets outmuscled but necessarily outgunned.
Overall, an exciting second issue that delivers wall to wall action. The story by Johnny O’Bryant and Corey Mikell is compelling. The art by Mikhail Sebastian is striking. Altogether, a great continuation of an entertaining story.
Story: Johnny O’Bryant and Corey Mikell Art: Mikhail Sebastian
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy