D: Roland Joffé (The Mission, The Killing Fields).
S: Forest Whitaker, Eric Bana, Jeff Gum, Morné Visser.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission post-apartheid is a fascinating subject. The film starts on analysis.
D: Alexander Payne (Nebraska, The Descendants, Sideways, About Schmidt, Election, Citizen Ruth).
S: Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Hong Chau, Udo Kier, Laura Dern, Jason Sudeikis, Neil Patrick Harris, Christoph Waltz.
Waltz steals. Some humanistic ideas, but what's up with the comedy Vietnamese character?!
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE ★★★★☆
D: Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin, Morvern Callar).
S: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola, Alex Manette, Judith Roberts, John Dorman.
THE LIMEY meets I SAW THE DEVIL. A nightmare unfolds. Time bleeds. Violence not offered as catharsis.
THE BRAWLER [Mukkabaaz] ★★★★☆
D: Anurag Kashyap (Raman Raqhav 2.0, Ugly, Gangs of Wasseypur, That Girl in Yellow Boots, Return of Hanuman, Black Friday).
S: Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, Ravi Kissan, Jimmy Shergill, Sadhana Singh.
Anurag Kashyap continues to hold a mirror up to Indian society in exciting fashion. Action sequences thump.