(October 11, 2015) Original
October 16, 2015
From IMDb: “After 5-year old Jack and his Ma escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world.”
Poster Rating: B+ / B
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Review: (#1) The corner of the room being carefully infused into the sky is a neat concept that is executed almost perfectly here. You still need to know what the film is about to get it, but if you have, then it’s very compelling. (#2) The only thing that keeps this from being on par with the first design is the attempt to creatively infuse notices from critics. There isn’t really a better way other than to not include them in the first place.
Trailer Rating: B-
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Review: The trailer doesn’t quite do a sufficient job setting this up as a must-see film. There are some interesting elements on display, but you don’t get sufficient sense of the film’s purpose or urgency.
Taking the Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Award is a boon for any film. Most of the last few winners have gone on to Best Picture Oscar nominations. It wasn’t always this way and it’s possible this film won’t pick up that kind of endorsement. However, after Brie Larson’s award-winning turn in Short Term 12, this film positions her very well for an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. The film could land nominations for screenplay and Best Supporting Actress as well.