Jean-Paul Sartre wrote, ‘hell is other people’. Yet Dante described hell’s final circle not in terms of searing magma and unbearable proximity of persons, but as frozen silence and separation. Gravity might be viewed as a clash of these two poetic portraits
What comes across in this film is a separation of the campaigner from his professed cause, with broad condemnation of the former but sympathy for the latter.
Nebraska is not a stereotypical family drama about arguing parents and a couple of unruly teenagers. It is a great - and hilarious - portrayal of aging parents, their middle-aged children, and the strength of family.
Night Moves is not an in-depth study of an environmental project, rather the film raises (but does not answer) questions about the motivation and integrity of activists.
'Starred Up' depicts a world of violence, disrespect and struggle in the extreme. In reality, a prison wing is a surprisingly ordinary place where friendship, love and fear can all be found.
The film is based on the true story of James Hunt & Niki Lauda's rivalry in the 1976 Formula One World Championship. Even the roar of 12 cylinder engines is never quite enough to drown out the scythe-rattling of leering death, and the result is an exhilarating and honest tale.
The so-called ‘Before’ trilogy follows the intense relationship between American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Parisian Celine (Julie Delpy.) A regular nine year gap has separated each of the films.
The original text transfers with surprising ease to the 21st century, and while the gravitas that comes with a period setting might be missing, the breeziness that we find in its place is charming.
Like all great hero stories, including many from the Old Testament, we follow the journey of a central character who is wronged and is called to save his people from a powerful enemy.
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