Monday, February 29, 2016

Room - Sunday 6th March 5pm

As we slept after our weekend of films at the festival, Brie Larson was picking up an Oscar for her performance in Room which is this week's club film. Don't be put off by the subject matter here; whilst it is about a young woman kept in a 'room' with her young child, (and there are harrowing scenes, it is true), it is mainly about motherhood and Brie Larson carries off the part of Ma superbly. The young Jacob Tremblay is also excellent as the five year old Jack.

Basically a 'thriller' rather than a 'horror', expect to be surprised and pleased; the film garners 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and many reviews along the lines of James Kendrick (Network Film Desk) – "that rarest of films: one that finds a genuine sense of uplift out of the most despairing of situations without ever feeling forced or mawkish"