6th April 2017
The film is immersed in the struggles of identity politics but it is more aptly understood as an exploration of vulnerability and its proper place in shaping selfhood, individually and collectively.
9th February 2017
At the halfway mark, the gasp-inducing moment that changes the characters’ trajectory affects the audience just as drastically. From here, the film is a powerful and insightful character study.
1st February 2017
Andrew Garfield gives a magnanimous performance in Mel Gibson's new film, Hacksaw Ridge, which proves that authentic Christianity can inspire a new way of engaging with a destructive mindset.
27th January 2017
La La Land
La La Land has attracted cynicism not because audiences are desperate for a realism that this film seeks to challenge, but because it doesn’t recognise that it is at its best when it is most real.
25th January 2017
Manchester by the Sea
The skilled directing and acting allow us to be fully engaged without the film needing to signpost its meaning or show off with eloquent lines that get in the way of the feeling they try to capture.
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