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  • The Children Act

    The Children Act


    I have not read the book "The Children Act" is based on, therefore I cannot judge whether it is a faithful adaptation – though I assume it is, given that its screenwriter also penned the source material. However, I am confident in calling the work of Richard Eyre and Ian McEwan an unsuccessful adaptation because it made me doubt that there was anything worth adapting in the first place.


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    It feels like something Hitchcock would have tried, had he worked in the 2010s: a fast-paced thriller in an effectively gimmicky format. I had a great time watching this.

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  • Custody



    "Custody," French director Xavier Legrand's debut feature, is a harrowing 90-minute exploration of the perfidiousness of domestic abuse, in keeping with Margaret Atwood's famous dictum, "Men are afraid women will laugh at them; women are afraid men will kill them."

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  • Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

    Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot


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    In keeping with Danny Elfman's jazzy score, "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot" is a freewheeling and messy affair full of competent filmmaking, brilliant moments, and questionable ideas. In short, it's a Gus Van Sant movie.

    Given the maverick director's recent track record, that needn't be a good sign. He made his last good film in 2011 – the critically panned teen romance "Restless" – which was followed by "Promised Land" (2012), generally thought to…