“Tyrannosaur,” directed by Paddy Considine

Movie, 2011

A film about an angry, dissolute widower, raging against the world and his relationship with a God-fearing Christian woman whose attempts to help him are undermined by her own domestic horrors. A savage start hints at the direction the film goes in, and while it’s unflinching and well made, it can hardly be described as being in any way ‘entertaining.’ Which probably wasn’t on the director’s mind… Yes, there are moments which are lighter, but these are few, far between and usually presage a further calamity. A film that looks as hard to have put together as it is to watch, and which ultimately rams home its message. In the right mood and situation, a really challenging but rewarding watch. Not, however, for the fainthearted.

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