In March 2020, “Blow the Man Down,” a black comedy/thriller from writers-directors Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy, quietly dropped on Amazon Prime as the world was preoccupied with a global pandemic. If you missed it then, it’s still streaming and it’s a smart and funny bit of wickedness. And once you see what these women can do, you’ll have more reason to look forward to their next project, “House of Spoils,” a psychological thriller starring Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose, the queer actor who is currently, and justifiably, everywhere at once.
DeBose plays a chef opening her first restaurant on a remote estate, where her challenges include the usual kitchen troubles… and a ghost on a mission of vengeance. It could happen. Look, it’s the one plot point “The Bear” forgot to toss into its stew, so if it hits our plates with a side of flying butcher knives and at least one haunted risotto, we’ll be checking it out.