Everyday Reviews

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August 23, 2018
It won't be to everyone's taste, but Winterbottom must be commended for having the bravery to make a film that isn't afraid to be slow.
September 1, 2017
However, its everyday intimacy and episodic structure - the scenes are focused around the family's few prison visits and the dad's precious day releases - are really better suited to TV.
June 21, 2016
The raw talent and emotion on display here is nothing short of masterful.
December 5, 2013
Five years in the life of a couple who must improvise their marriage and family life when he is in prison, learning that difficulties in marriage are opportunities to discover ever deeper reserves of love.
November 21, 2013
Moment by moment, it all adds up. The scenes of the family huddling and hugging, greeting and parting, and reaffirming primal bonds are quietly moving.
November 21, 2013
The film's day-to-day aches are quiet and lovingly rendered.
November 19, 2013
Wise and involving ...
November 18, 2013
Here there is glory in the lives of simple, unprivileged folk and the more-or-less banal events of their daily lives.
November 18, 2013
While the film charts its protagonist's gradual progression toward a renewed sense of agency and freedom, it rarely indulges in lengthy or even linear narrative arcs.
June 7, 2013
Everyday might be [Michael Winterbottom's] most ambitious yet, even if it feels like his most modest.
February 17, 2013
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
January 25, 2013
It deserves its cinematic release, thanks to its lingering, poetic-realist images of uncluttered Norfolk landscapes and to Michael Nyman's yearning score.
January 23, 2013
The sense that we're peeking in on the life of a family under exceptional stress is profound...
January 20, 2013
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.
January 18, 2013
It is a sensitive, understated film but it does require a good deal of patience on the part of the viewer.
January 17, 2013
[A] resolutely realistic drama about a prisoner and his family visits.
January 17, 2013
Another great success for the endlessly creative and productive Winterbottom.
January 17, 2013
It's often affecting; sometimes gently luminous; finally ever so slightly "so what?"
January 17, 2013
Heartbreaking but never hysterical, sage but never stodgy, challenging but never confusing.
January 16, 2013
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.
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