Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sundance 2015: 'Strangerland' Review

Nicole Kidman gives it her all in Strangerland, an Australian drama where she plays a woman (married to Joseph Fiennes) whose two children go missing one morning. Were they kidnapped or did they run away? Director Kim Farrant turns this mystery into an overwrought morality tale heavy with thematic import. I admired the seriousness of purpose but really, really disliked the execution. I reviewed the film for Screen International.