My son at five (he's now eight) had echoes of all these traits, and seeing them clustered together strikes a sad chord pitch perfectly. Though as the story progresses, it's clear the boys are a million miles apart, which is a boon for autism awareness; people with autism differ wildly from each other, but the spectrum encompasses some spottable similarities.
As I was following my secret map to the Secret Cinema (SC) location last night I heard a costume-clad SC goer saying to her friend 'Oh It's SOOO much more than just watching a film'. Her friend was clearly a sceptical first-timer who needed some convincing.
In London, great food comes with a view. The City's tallest buildings offer a wide range of options to indulge on breakfast, all-day meals and fancy dinners and it's undeniable that skyscrapers serve up some of London's best meals. I went on a quest to find London's top three dishes to be enjoyed while sky-high, admiring one of the world's most beautiful cities from above.
While Room has the makings of a terrifyingly real horror story or psychological thriller, director Lenny Abrahamson refuses to diminish or cheapen Donoghue's life-affirming story with gimmicks or horror-movie-frights, and instead creates a heart-breaking, and paradoxically heart-warming, masterpiece of cinema which tells a story of human spirit, hope and the incomparable love between a mother and her child.
There's a brief but reflective detour in this hugely ambitious, perhaps definitive, telling of the autism story, some hundred or so pages in. Steering from the text's omnipresent objectivity and exhaustively researched facts, the authors make a personal observation that, I believe, has universal resonance.
If it's possible to feel an audience leaning in to hear and appreciate the emotion in every note, that's the effect that Beth created through her solo Beautiful Dreamer. There is something other-worldly about Beth's presence on stage and her hypnotic rendering of this classic song definitely left everyone wanting more.
One of the worst things about being in Generation Rent (apart from being unable to afford to buy a house) is being unable
'The Dressmaker' slips in the heat of the Australian day...
The Gap Of Time is Jeanette Winterson's 'cover version' of The Winter's Tale. In sympathy with Shakespeare's approach to source material, she gives it a considerable makeover.
I don't think women are being roused to stand up against oppression at all. The film ends by saying, well look what a good place we are in now compared to countries like Saudi Arabia, look how far we've come. Thank God those women did what they did so we could have the vote today. This is not good enough.