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APRIL

Old Hearts Crying: While We’re Young

They may be breaking in, but Josh is at the door welcoming them. He wants to feel the rush of youth again and try new things, discover himself, shield against reality a little bit and yes, do drugs. Read more →
The Impossible, dir. Juan Antonio Bayona
JANUARY

Feature Film: The Impossible

Basing a film on real-life events always leaves it open to charges of inaccuracy, insensitivity and imbalance, especially when that event is the 2004 tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in Southeast Asia. The Impossible, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, is based on the true story of a Spanish family holidaying in Thailand at the time, and certainly seems to have opened itself up to controversy with its narrow focus and apparent lack of interest in the wider picture. Does The Impossible, then, have a responsibility to tell its story as simply, and as truly, as possible? Or is there room for artistic intent? Read more →