June 27, 2007

Local Hero (Forsyth, 1983)

Forsyth’s film is an unassuming, heartwarming treasure possessed with a certain indescribable, intangible, though unquestionably palpable magic that radiates from every single frame. Forsyth demonstrates skillful restraint in his handling of the material, which never lapses into overt sentimentality and never falls victim to its own quirkiness, and the film is a joy precisely because of Forsyth's ability to capture the subtle, introspective rhythms of life that so few films capture. IMDb listing. Expanded thoughts coming soon...

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