The bond between a teen with a troubled family background and a failed racehorse is the jumping off point for the real concern of Lean On Pete – displaced American youth. An absorbing and unusual film featuring a promising new performer in Charlie Plummer.
In astutely and fearlessly tackling the struggle for intimacy and emotional connection that goes right to the musty heart of Anglo culture, God’s Own Country is sometimes confronting, but worth venturing out of your comfort zone to see.
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.