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FILM REVIEWS

ROOM

Dir Lenny Abrahamson

Extremely faithful to Emma Donoghue’s best-selling novel – she both adapted and produced the film – Room may still surprise fans of the book. The story’s genius is its optimistic take on the worst horrors undergone by women, presenting them through the innocent eyes of a child, here played by brilliant newcomer Jacob Tremblay. On film, the danger feels even more menacing and the relationship between the mother and child protagonists is painfully moving. Wobbly close-ups and a womb-like soundtrack of throbs and lullabies cleverly present us with five-year-old Jack’s perspective, from which we have the perfect view of Brie Larson’s powerful performance.

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