The Light Between Oceans

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The Light Between Oceans is a sweeping and at times weepy drama, based on the 2012 Australian book of the same name by M.L. Stedman, her debut novel. This post-World War I story focuses on a lighthouse keeper (Michael Fassbender) and his wife (Alicia Vikander) who rescue and then raise a baby they discover adrift in a rowing boat. The lighthouse provides safety and solace to all, though this disappears when the family is recalled to the mainland. (more…)

Captain Fantastic

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Captain Fantastic takes us deep into the forests of the US Pacific Northwest, where Ben (Viggo Mortensen) and Leslie (Trin Miller) have, for the last decade, been living off the grid in self-imposed isolation and raising their six children how they see fit. However, after tragedy strikes, the family are forced out of the forest and confront the world they have been hiding from, which leads to an engrossing and enthralling drama centred on what happens when idealism crashes into reality. (more…)