Room ★★★★★

One of my favourite films of the past few years is Lenny Abrahamson's Frank, which deals with the difficult subject matter of depression and creativity in a transcendent way. When I heard that he was directing the adaptation of the novel Room, I was quite excited as I thought that he could bring sensitivity and genius to the challenging source material which is about a woman and her son who are confined to a garden shed for 7 years. Room is quite a remarkable film in how it manipulates time and perspective. The film zipped by and I was totally immersed in it with all of the other films and conversations of the day melting away. There are so many emotional moments in the film which create a strange sense of wonder and beauty that grows out of the fantastic chemistry between Brie Larson as Ma and Jacob Tremblay as Jack.