ALL OF US STRANGERS – Review by Diane Carson

Seldom has a film so elegantly combined eerie mystery with awkward love merging into passionate embrace, plus an immersion into a childhood through reentering one’s parents’ lives. That’s the deft high wire act writer/director Andrew Haigh pulls off in All of Us Strangers. Based on Taichi Yamada’s 1957 novel Strangers, the film explores important relationships amidst perplexing memories.

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AWARDS INTELLIGENCER: Oscar Best Picture Noms Are a Muddle – Thelma Adams reports

The Golden Globe nominations are in, along with those of the National Board of Review winners and a host of critics’ groups – Why is Oscar’s Best Picture still in such a muddle? It seems to me that the potential winners have been split into distinct categories, like potential Jeopardy questions: Barbenheimer; All the Big Dudes; The Cool Kids; The Internationals; and Outlier Odds and Ends.

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ALL OF US STRANGERS (Middleburg FF 2023) – Review by Leslie Combemale

Imagine a narrative that is the cinematic version of Brian Eno’s Ambient 1, and you might be able to grasp the emotional, atmospheric examination of grief that is All of Us Strangers. A dream cast featuring Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Jamie Bell and Claire Foy star in writer/director Andrew Haigh’s film is a living ghost story, based on the 1987 Japanese novel Strangers, by Taichi Yamada. Haunting and dreamlike, the cinematography, production design, performances and pacing all conspire to create a sort of out of body experience, even as it breaks your heart.

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