‘Palm Trees And Power Lines’ Trailer: Jonathan Tucker Preys On Newcomer Lily McInerny In Jamie Dack’s Sundance Award-Winner

Palm Trees and Power Lines. The title might suggest a documentary about gentrification, but I assure you it isn’t. Instead, the 2022 Sundance Award-winning drama from newcomer Jamie Dack is the story of a young woman and her encounter with a manipulative, dangerous older man played by Jonthan Tucker. That’s right, The Virgin Suicides’ Jonathan Tucker, takes his boyish face and talent for playing mature roles to a disturbing level.

Dack took home the Best Director prize at Sundance for her debut feature, but many people emerged raving about the lead performance by Lily McInerny. She plays a 17-year-old woman who enters into a dangerous relationship with Tom, a much older man who begins to convince her that she doesn’t need the other people in her life. She only needs him.

McInerny’s breakout performance goes along well with this new turn for Tucker, who has been taking on roles beyond his age practically from the beginning. Besides the aforementioned The Virgin Suicides, Tucker also starred in the short-lived but amazing series The Black Donnellys, and 2019’s Charlie’s Angels reboot.

Cortland saw the film and couldn’t stop raving about McInerny in it. She seems poised for a bright future.

Palm Trees and Power Lines will hit theaters and VOD on March 3rd!


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.