REVIEW: Breathe (LFF Day 1)

2 Stars (2 / 5)
Breathe is a film about which it’s easy to be cynical.

The directorial debut of Andy Serkis1, the film was commissioned by Serkis’ Imaginarium Studios2 co-founder John Cavendish as a tribute to his father, disability advocate Robin.…

Rosewater is a bit too floral and watery for its own good

3 Stars (3 / 5)

 

As the directorial debut of a man better known for political satire than drama – The Daily Show’s long-time, recently abdicated host Jon Stewart – Rosewater is a suitably timely work of dramatized non-fiction.

It tells the story of Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-Canadian journalist imprisoned by the Ahmadinejad regime for 118 days following Iran’s controversial 2009 elections.…