Ben Wheatley makes a Blair Witch-style film about an ancient evil lurking in the woods. Photo: Courtesy of Sundance Institute
The Father, In cinemas 11th June
Anthony Hopkins claimed the Best Actor Oscar for this extraordinary performance, becoming the oldest person ever to do so. It was a deserved win—in the film, he brilliantly captures the buffeting currents of fear and anger, certainty and disorientation of a deteriorating Alzheimer’s sufferer. But what really elevates the picture is the fact that, through its elegant writing and shapeshifting production design, it doesn’t just show us dementia—it takes us into the mind of the sufferer.
In the Earth, In cinemas 18th June
While other people were baking sourdough, Ben…
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