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Oscars Round Up: Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Room’ tugs mercilessly at our perceptions

The LV film team has been loving this series, highlighting Oscar nominees in advance of Sunday’s awards ceremony. First, John Rigby discussed ‘45 Years,’ next was Warren Sprouse’s ‘Theeb‘ review and, yesterday, Matthew Byrd checked in with his take on ‘Brooklyn.’ Today, Jaret Morlan (who wrote the piece on Sunday’s Oscar watch party for Issue […]

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Playing well with others: ‘Room’ holds an impressive allegory for life outside the self

Room FilmScene — (Last Screening) Thursday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. There is nothing beyond Room. That’s what Jack (Jacob Tremblay), one of the protagonists of Room, believes. It’s what his mother (Brie Larson) has taught him over the five years of his life held captive, along with his mother, by a man they call […]

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