Incredibly affecting film following the story of Ma (Brie Larson) and Jack (Iacob Tremblay) as they live their day to day existence in Room, a 15ft square shed with a skylight, to the world. We see this from Jack's point of view, going from a world where everything to be counted to the inifinite, seeing new sights, such as heights, meeting his grandparents, everything new. However, Ma is aware of what she has lost and how thing could have been,…
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Ben Wheatley's foray into a field in the Civil War draws you in from start to finish. Reece Sheersmith (Whitehead) is an alchemist, sent by his master to find a fellow alchemist & thief, O'Neill (Michael Smiley in top evil form). He is aided in his quest by three everyman soldiers whose ultimate aim is to go to the pub.
I am a great fan of Wheatley's previous work and he has outdone himself with this. At times both beautiful and…
Sublime. Beautiful. Mesmeric. And such perfect leads, both a mix of vulnerable and bravado. Also the costume, cinematography, direction - and the score! Wonderful. I also loved Haynes' focus on how the interactions between women are made to seem unimportant by the men in this film, almost trivial and yet the opposite is true. It's the small things that matter, like a smile across a crowded restaurant.