Film Review: Life Itself

Written and directed by Dan Fogelman, Life Itself sees a young New York couple (Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde) go from college romance to marriage and parenthood, as the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and lifetimes. A multi-generational saga set in New York and Carmona, Spain – focusing on Vincent (Antonio Banderas), Javier (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), Isabel (Laia Costa) and Rodrigo (Alex Monner) – the film is a celebration of the human condition laced with humour, poignancy and love.

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Film Review: Ruby Sparks

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Written by the film’s leading actress, Zoe Kazan, who stars alongside her real-life partner Paul Dano, Ruby Sparks follows novelist Calvin (Dano) who, suffering from writer’s block, begins to write about his ideal woman. Fantasy soon turns into reality, however, when one day his fictional character, Ruby (Kazan), appears in his kitchen, doing whatever Calvin wills her to do in his manuscript. Will it end an a happily ever after? Or will Calvin’s fantasy fall to pieces when it inevitably clashes with reality? As a moral crisis ensues, Calvin must decide whether or not his creations are best kept on the page.

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