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While building a directorial career with television projects, actress Kyra Segdwick graduates to the big screen with “Space Oddity,” taking command of a screenplay by Rebecca Banner (“True Spirit”). Sedgwick plays to her strengths with the project, which examines the emotional health of a family that’s been hit by tragedy, with the eldest son going to a special extreme to handle his various psychological issues. Banner creates an interesting household dynamic and she’s even better with specific points of pressure on the human heart, giving Sedgwick something to work with as the helmer oversees an excellent cast who do well with the tricky tonality of the material. “Space Oddity” isn’t an overly cinematic viewing experience, but it has deep feeling for its characters and an unusual approach to the trials of grief, going in compelling directions as the whole thing works hard to avoid becoming a melodrama. Read the rest at


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