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Sunday Herald Life - - FILM REVIEW - By Demetrios Matheou

It’s Only The End Of The World (15) WITH an im­pres­sive French cast that in­cludes Mar­ion Cotil­lard, Vin­cent Cas­sel and Lea Sey­doux, this in­tense cham­ber piece con­cerns a writer who re­turns to his fam­ily af­ter a 12-year ab­sence. He wants to tell them he’s dy­ing; they want to tell him how bit­ter they are. Shout­ing and long si­lences en­sue. Cana­dian en­fant ter­ri­ble Xavier Dolan en­joys his histri­on­ics, and this might have been tire­some were it not for the Gal­lic charisma pour­ing off the per­form­ers. A Cure For Well­ness (18) AN am­bi­tious young Amer­i­can trader is sent to a spa in the Swiss Alps to re­trieve his boss, who has ap­par­ently gone mad. On the way up the moun­tain, his driver in­forms him that none of the pa­tients ever leave. So it’s un­for­tu­nate when he has an ac­ci­dent and is him­self checked in for “the cure”. Far re­moved from di­rec­tor Gore Verbin­ski’s Pi­rates Of The Caribbean ad­ven­tures, this hor­ror film starts with an at­mo­spheric premise, but de­scends into un­pleas­ant­ness.

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