Sofia Coppola has ventured into themes surrounding identity and depression in the past so Somewhere takes a familiar approach to tackle this subject whilst saying much more than the audience anticipates.
The old adage goes, “no pain, no gain,” but that can be a problem when it’s impossible for you to feel any sort of pain even after getting hurt. Vasan Bala’s Hindi action comedy is blatant in its title, as it follows protagonist Surya who has a rare condition which prohibits him from feeling physical pain.
Middle school is a time filled with awkward growing pains and moments of self-discovery, though many may try to repress those memories. Comedian-turned-director Bo Burnham encapsulates the essence of early adolescence in his debut feature film.
Terminal wraps together the tales of assassins who take on a mysterious mission, an ill English teacher facing his inevitable demise, a curious janitor, and the double life of a strange waitress working in the middle of the night at a seedy 24-hour diner.
The story of Tonya Harding’s career has been hashed over by journalists, in midday movie specials and documentaries – so an attempt at a fresh and irreverent take on the events in 1994 is understandable as movie fodder.