Touted as a comedy, The Other Side of Hope is a melancholy work that presents a bleak view of the lot of illegal refugees in Finland. The main worth of the film is in personifying the plight of illegal refugees.
Darkest Hour is a superb period piece backgrounding the political warring in Britain preceding the Dunkirk evacuation. Gary Oldman stuns with one of the great performances in cinema in a portrayal of Churchill that will likely never be bettered.
The Party is a theatrical style piece that exposes the hypocrisies, cheating and brutality that lie beneath the facades of a small group of bourgeois liberal friends. We’ve seen it all before, and done better.