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  • The Selfish Giant

    The Selfish Giant

    ★★★★½

    Clio Barnard’s film hits home in so many unexpected ways. 

    Her gritty storytelling never fails to leave room for poetry. Following these two boys in the scrapyard and watching them becoming corrupted by Kitten (the giant they look up to) leads to an inevitable heartbreak. 

    Barnard’s use of liminal spaces and liminal characters - that aren’t kids anymore but are yet to be adults - add an edge to the piece. 

    A harsh yet beautiful fable on a timeless England.

  • Unbelievable

    Unbelievable

    I rarely come out here to log in a written review, but I guess Merritt Wever makes me do it. She'd have me root for everything she does.

    Unbelievable shook me to the core. It pulled my spine as violently as a pulled trigger would sound like and brought anger up to my eyes. Anger that would soon transform into a cathartic, apneic yet beautiful relief. Every performance is strong, the writing is up there, Susannah Grant's work deserves a…