Telecinco Cinema

Jan 6 2017

Review: “A Monster Calls”

Grief is a beast. For young Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall), it’s a gargantuan tree-creature that he conjures from his sketches.  On the cusp of being a teenager, Conor gets bullied at school and butts heads with his rigid grandmother (Sigourney Weaver) at home, where most devastating of all, Conor’s mum Lizzie (Felicity Jones) is succumbing to […]
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Dec 21 2012

The Impossible

(This review was originally published on December 21, 2012 at Reel Film News) I’m not sure which is more unsettling about Juan Antonio Bayona’s “The Impossible”, the visceral punch felt when the wall of water is shown barreling through a peaceful beachfront resort in Thailand, or the means that the director uses in order to […]
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