Brie Larson



By: Shahbaz Khayambashi Lenny Abrahamson follows Frank, his underrated study of the effects of mental isolation on the human psyche, with the TIFF People’s Choice Award-winning Room, which looks at the other side of the matter: the effects of physical isolation on the human psyche. The film tells the story of a woman (Brie Larson) and her five year old son (Jacob Tremblay), both of whom have been kept prisoners in a man’s shed for seven…


Short Term 12

By: Addison Wylie Films like Short Term 12 are sometimes the toughest movies to write about.  They make elaborate blockbusters like Inception look like a peanut.  It’s just so easy to say Short Term 12 is great, recommend it profusely, and move on. Destin Daniel Cretton’s film is about a foster care supervisor who is having difficulties expressing herself.  She keeps emotions sealed tight and lets her empathy feel for her. Instead of declaring Cretton’s…