The Light Between Oceans
First screened in September 2016
Director: Derek Cianfrance. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Jack Thompson, Garry McDonald, Jane Menelaus, Thomas Unger, Florence Clery, Leon Ford, Bryan Brown, Emily Barclay, Peter McCauley, Anthony Hayes, Benedict Hardie, Elizabeth Hawthorne. Screenplay: Derek Cianfrance (based on the novel by M.L. Stedman). Twitter Capsule:
Resonant visual and emotional textures at the start, but softens and blurs when it should be tightening.
1940s-style melodramas are at such a low ebb (sorry) that any new one feels like buried treasure. But even when this film is hitting its relative peaks, it's never unmissable.