Review Roundup: Michael Inside, 120 BPM and Wonderstruck

Three new films arrive this week, and there’s something for everyone with acclaimed Irish drama Michael Inside, Robin Campillo’s 120 BPM and Wonderstruck from Carol director Todd Haynes.

Read on for a selection of reviews and pop in to make up your own mind!

MICHAEL INSIDE
“Every accolade this film has received is deserved”
5/5 – RTE

“It’s moving, emotionally gripping and every scene has the ring of truth”
5/5 – Irish Independent

“A stripped-back, raw masterpiece”
5/5 – Entertainment.ie

“An astonishing lead performance by Dafhyd Flynn”
4/5 – Irish Times

“This is a film shot with integrity and heart”
Screen International

120 BPM
“It is full of cinematic life”
5/5 – Guardian

“Campillo’s raw and riveting film musters the emotional power to floor you”
Rolling Stone

“A cathartic invocation of a lost moment”
Slate

“Even if you consider yourself reasonably well-versed in the history, BPM is a kind of wake-up call, a cinematic alarm against complacency”
RogerEbert.com

“It’s a funny, heartbreaking film”
4/5 – Irish Independent

“It is a flawed film. But its sweep is irresistible”
4/5 – Irish Times

WONDERSTRUCK
“A soul-stirring and fiercely uncynical film”
indieWire

“[An] immaculate magical mystery tour through the hyper-sensitive observations of the deaf”
4/5 – Radio Times

“all executed with real verve, showcasing a range of filmmaking styles and all at the service of a sweeping, even cosmic, story”
Little White Lies

“There’s hardly a moment here that isn’t gorgeously framed, and Haynes seems to take particular pleasure in meticulously re-creating the Manhattan street scenes of two such distinctive decades”
Entertainment Weekly

“There are few directors better than Haynes at adopting varied voices and vernaculars and then blending them to create something intoxicating and new”
Village Voice


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