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Dev Patel

Lion (2017)

In the early 1980s, a five-year-old Indian boy, Saroo Brierley, falls asleep in an empty train carriage and wakes up 1600km from his home where his is eventually adopted by a kindly Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, after scouring…

LFF 2016 – Lion (2016)

Saroo Brierley was only a child when he became lost in India. Accidentally transported 1,000 miles from home, he was eventually adopted by an Australian couple. 25 years later, he made headlines worldwide after using Google Earth to locate…

Only Yesterday (1991)

Great films are transportive - they cultivate a sense of time and place that feels lived-in and specific, and use elements of production design, costume and sound to tell a story separate from the plot. In Only Yesterday, the place is…

The Road Within (2014)

I really liked The Road Within for a number of reasons. First of all, it had fantastic performances from a cast that lined up Robert Sheehan, Zoe Kravitz, Dev Patel, Robert Patrick and Kyra Sedgwick in the leading roles. Secondly, it felt…

Boyle-ing Point

With the release of Trance (reviewed here) on shiny disc in the UK this week, I decided that now was as good a time as any to look back over the filmography of one of my favourite directors. In fact, I made him an honorary Scotsman after…

The Last Airbender (2010)

If for no other reason, The Last Airbender will bomb in British cinemas for a very childish one: someone forgot to research local playground slang. At a moment of critical plot exposition early in the film a character motions to the…