In turns elegant and modest, Lonergan’s portrait of men struggling with grief owes much to the well-observed, touching dynamic between the lead duo.
Pretending to fuse our modern cynicism with the romantic nostalgia of Los Angeles, Chazelle’s award-baiting film is a schmaltzy, underwhelming pastiche.
Tender, poetic and aching, Jenkins’ ‘Moonlight’ portrays black gay masculinity intimately with an exceptional tripartite performance at its heart.
While Villeneuve’s adaptation of Chiang’s sci-fi novella is a fresh take on first-contact with extraterrestrial life, it becomes an uneven mix of fascinating concepts and American exceptionalism.
In a searing indictment of austerity Britain, Loach exposes the struggle to retain dignity and humanity with equal bluntness and affection.