Greenland: A 21st Century Deep Impact

Greenland is a thrilling race against time for one family as they hope to get to safety in the bunker before it ends up being too late. The short of it is that Greenland is the modern-day Deep Impact with a lottery system deciding who lives and who dies.  There is a difference between the two films as this film does not focus on the government leaders or news coverage.  Instead, the focus is on…

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Puzzle: A Character Study in a Period-esque Drama

Kelly Macdonald delivers a strong performance as all the pieces fit nicely into Puzzle. Puzzle plays out like a period drama except for one minor detail: smartphones.  Oren Moverman and Polly Mann’s screenplay, based on 2009’s Argentine film Rompecabezas, manages to give us a sharp character study of a middle-aged woman. Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) is in her early 40s.  She’s not a woman who tends to leave her community.  She isn’t fully reclusive but when she does leave the…

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CCFF 2018: Puzzle

Starring Kelly Macdonald, Marc Turtletaub’s Puzzle is a character study that plays like a period drama.  This would especially be the case if it were not for the use of smartphones. Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) is in her early 40s.  She’s not a woman who tends to leave her community.  Once Agnes gets a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift, it’s as if her entire world has changed.  She’s not just good at it but she soon…

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