Review: The Adopted (2011)

Skeptical musician Lisa (Mélanie Laurent) and wayward bookkeeper Marine (Marie Denarnaud) are sisters. Though not related by blood (Lisa’s mother adopted Marine when her parents died), their bond is like any between two siblings: full of hidden grudges, insecurities, secrets and love. When Marine falls in love with Alex (Denis Ménochet), Lisa feels threatened and pushed aside. But, after a tragic accident lands Marine in a coma, Lisa and Alex slowly begin to grow closer as they come to terms with what’s happened and look towards their futures.

Split into three parts, each focusing on one of the three leads, The Adopted is uneven at the best of times, with the film almost feeling like two separate entities Continue reading “Review: The Adopted (2011)”

What’s On At DCA: February – March, 2012

Earlier this week, DCA revealed their February/March programme and it’s another packed month at your local independent cinema.

Notable highlights include from this month’s programme include: David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, which looks into the turbulent relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung (Feb 24 – Mar 1); Oren Moverman’s Rampart, about a renegade cop battling for his own survival (Mar 2 – Mar 8); and Trishna, Michael Winterbottom’s modern-day take on Thomas Hardy’s Tess Of Continue reading “What’s On At DCA: February – March, 2012”