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November 1, 2015

by Matt Lynch Current Film

Room | Lenny Abrahamson

November 1, 2015
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Ma (Brie Larson) and her five-year-old son Jack (Jacob Tremblay) live in Room, the backyard shed of a man who has kept Ma (real name Joy) as a sexual prisoner for seven years. Jack was born in captivity and has no understanding of the outside world; Joy maintains an elaborate series of fabrications to explain the realities of their existence to him. Eventually, the two escape, and the difficult, emotionally wrenching acclimation to a “normal” life strengthens the bond between…

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by Luke Gorham Current Film

The Walk | Robert Zemeckis

November 1, 2015
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Those who’ve seen James Marsh’s superior 2008 documentary Man on Wirewill be familiar with most of the narrative territory explored in Robert Zemeckis’s faithful recreation The Walk. Detailing the astonishing 1974 tightrope walk performed by Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) between the newly-constructed World Trade Center towers, Zemeckis’s film operates in three ready-made segments.…

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