For The Reel Word: Rosewater intrigues with its use of real footage to depict what is happening in Iran. Through this story of captivity, what shines is a tale of courage in a time of corruption and political conflict in the Middle East.
For The Reel Word: The film’s distance from the publicized and celebrated career of Hawking is a fresh and interesting amendment to the biopic canon, framed by excellent performances by all.
For The Reel Word: Suicide is often a difficult topic to include and explore in mainstream films. Unlike accidental deaths, which seem to be a plot twist in so many movies, suicide is rarely depicted on screen, and when it is, it easily comes under criticism because of the way it’s shown and the meaning it is trying to create.
For The Reel Word: Based on Robert A Heinlein’s short story “All You Zombies”, Predestination centres on a time travelling “temporal agent” (Ethan Hawke), travelling by time-warped violin case, who attempts to prevent a mass terrorist, the Fizzle Bomber.