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Film Review - Sometimes Always Never


It’s always a special time when Bill Nighy is allowed to connect to a role, utilizing his gifts with material that permits him room to stretch and find his way around. He’s a fantastic actor, but he’s been lost in work lately, taking a few random roles (including “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu,” and voice work in “Peppa Pig”) to pay the bills. With “Sometimes Always Never,” Nighy returns to his usual level of excellence, presented with a challenge to humanize Carl Hunter’s direction, which takes on a graphic, slightly unreal quality, giving a tale of unimaginable pain a storybook appearance at times. There are some strange creative choices made in the feature, but the cast, led by Nighy, is always excellent, securing emotion as the production teeters on the edge of cutesiness. Read the rest at


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