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FILM REVIEW: Lion

Lion (Garth Davis, 2016)

Many will be familiar with Saroo Brierley’s story, having previously been covered some years back by 60 Minutes. Now it gets the big screen treatment in Lion. Five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) gets lost in Calcutta, India, 1600km from home, unable to find his way back to his brother Guddu (Abhishek Bharate) and mother Kamla (Priyanka Bose). Living on the streets for three weeks before being transferred to an orphanage, Saroo is then adopted by Australian couple Sue (Nicole Kidman) and John Brierley (David Wenham) and goes to live with them in Hobart. As an adult, Saroo (now played by Dev Patel) becomes fixated on finding his birth mother to let her know he is safe, turning to Google Earth for help. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Lion

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FILM REVIEW: The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity (Matthew Brown, 2015)

Maths may not be the most thrilling of subjects to everyone, but most people appreciate a good underdog story. The Man Who Knew Infinity follows acclaimed mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) from Madras to Cambridge as he attempts to publish his theories on mathematics under the guidance of G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). Not quite a rags to riches story, it’s both inspirational and tragic, but it doesn’t quite get full marks. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Man Who Knew Infinity

FILM REVIEW: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (John Madden, 2015)

A few years ago, older audiences were given a rare gift in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. A fish-out-of-water story, set in beautiful India with a magnificent cast, it warmed the cockles of many a heart. So why ruin it? Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel