6 Jan 2018

Lucky (John Carroll Lynch, 2017)

☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ out of 10☼
 
Adorned with nothing but distilled sincerity, restrained pathos, subtle simplicities and bittersweet wisdom, John Carroll Lynch's assured and immersive directorial debut is a charming little film with a huge heart of gold, a decidedly unpretentious rumination on life and death, as well as a highly perceptive character study that is precisely written, beautifully lensed, tightly edited and outstandingly well-acted, especially on the part of the swan-singing nonagenarian Harry Dean Stanton who will be sorely missed in the years ahead of us, wretched mortals.

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