45 Years (2015)

A heartbreaking, restrained, quiet, mature, domestic drama. The film concerns a complicated situation in a long marriage, where the past rudely intrudes and threatens a marriage seemingly rock solid beforehand. That metaphorical spectre from the past haunts every single scene, her “presence” is suffocating, she’s as vital a character as the two leads (who are…

Bridge of Spies (2015)

A very solid Spielberg film. Tom Hanks is great as always, but Mark Rylance really stole the show in all of his scenes. Can’t shake the feeling the film was a bit…flat, though. Few characters really developed. The Donovan family life was pretty one-dimensional. I didn’t feel many characters were really feeling many ethical challenges;…