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Lucky (2017) starring Harry Dean Stanton and David Lynch

Lucky is both a detailed final snapshot of a fine American character actor and a touching, often funny rumination on human mortality. While there's an inevitable tincture of sadness here, it's nowhere near as depressing a film as you might expect.

Harry Dean Stanton is Lucky

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Daphne (2017) starring Emily Beecham and Geraldine James

Peter Mackie Burns' funny and cathartic character study of Emily Beecham's standoffish titular tomboy takes time to warm to, but is well worth it.

Emily Beecham as the tomboyish Daphne


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EIFF 2017: Wakefield (2016)

Bryan Cranston can't quite save this far-fetched and unlikeable character study.

Bryan Cranston is Wakefield

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EIFF 2017: Strange Weather (2016) plus Q & A with Katherine Dieckmann

A drama about facing up to a painful past, with Holly Hunter on fine form.

“Holly

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Fences

Long and miserable adaptation of August Wilson's play is hamstrung by remaining too faithful to its stage origins.


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​The Accountant

Ben Affleck is superb as an autistic hero in an uneven film.

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