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Journey’s End

By: Trevor Chartrand Between the imminent threat of attack, the dank living conditions and the terrible rations, there’s no nightmare worse than enduring trench warfare.  Filmmaker Saul Dibb dares to depict these WWI conditions in Journey’s End, a gritty war drama with intense realism.  To be clear, this isn’t a film that celebrates war heroes or glorifies the battlefield.  Instead, the film follows a group of soldiers who are faced with the inevitable promise of death,…

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A Brilliant Young Mind

Young Nathan (Asa Butterfield) has issues interacting with people.  Diagnosed as on the autistic spectrum (with a little bit of synesthesia), Nathan much prefers patterns and numbers – making him a wiz at mathematics.  He shared a special connection with his father, but after dad perished in a vehicular collision, Nathan withdrew even further, and burrowed deeper into mathematics.  His mother (Sally Hawkins), unable to connect with her son, signed him up for personal advanced…