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A strangely intimate and powerful depiction of time passing and the peaks and troughs of childhood.
Utilising fluid shots of the English countryside set to one of Michael Nyman's most dynamic scores, Winterbottom makes something surprisingly lyrical of the non-story
It deserves its cinematic release, thanks to its lingering, poetic-realist images of uncluttered Norfolk landscapes and to Michael Nyman's yearning score.
The sense that we're peeking in on the life of a family under exceptional stress is profound...
It's a sad, undramatic, well observed slice of minimalist realism, an interesting experiment in helping us to share the experience of time slowly passing. But little more.
It is a sensitive, understated film but it does require a good deal of patience on the part of the viewer.
The performances are suitably naturalistic but the script is weak. It often feels like a lazy, if worthy, attempt to convince middle-class audiences that prisoners are human beings.
Another great success for the endlessly creative and productive Winterbottom.
It's often affecting; sometimes gently luminous; finally ever so slightly "so what?"
For all its innovativeness, Everyday has the rhythms and intrigue of a not-very-interesting family's Christmas letters.
Heartbreaking but never hysterical, sage but never stodgy, challenging but never confusing.
With each chapter covering no more than a few days a year, mainly around her prison visits or his rare days on release, the pair create a credibly stagnant relationship. Forced to snatch whatever intimacy they can, their frustration is palpable.
It's ultimately let down by its resolutely minimalist approach to both plot and dialogue.
Although detractors might wish for something more profound, capturing the poignant pointlessness of life passing by feels like a noble pursuit in itself.
An affable kitchen sink drama distinguished by astonishing turns from the kids Michael Winterbottom watched grow over five years.
...hopelessly uninvolving for much of its brief-yet-not-brief-enough running time.
This could have been your average prison drama, all nasty warders and slamming doors. But it's not.
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