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While on paper the movie may sound too meta and self-indulgent, it is anything but unengaging, especially with its appealing actors and sly humor, which is usually at the expense of filmmakers.
While ‘Tori and Lokita’ follows their tradition of quietly humane, realistically crafted, briskly plotted films, it is not as ambitious as the brothers’ 2014 drama ‘Two Days, One Night’ or as stirring as 2005’s ‘The Child.’
That ‘The Lost King’ is more than it would appear on paper is thanks mainly to the work of its celebrated lead actress, Sally Hawkins, and to its distinguished director, Stephen Frears.
The work of David Lynch is a reference point for writer/director Colin West, with the movie’s lighting and sound effects mimicking the master director’s surreal techniques during certain key moments.
‘Emily’ strains to offer a vivid depiction, but no matter how strange and anxiety-ridden Emily Brontë may have been, it’s just too far-fetched to believe she would have indulged in an opiate and textual body art.
Director Maryam Touzani has crafted a significant and empathetic movie about homosexuality, marriage, and illness within a predominantly Muslim country.
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