Belfast (2021)

Though its black-and-white chiaroscuro feels ~gimmicky, ardor borders on cloying/hokey, & fails to reinvent the wheel or progress w. brand new themes or constructs beyond Oscars bait, Belfast is a deeply-personal Branagh semi-autobiographical contextualized project of lost childhood in the ethnonationalist social maelstrom of 1960’s Ireland. 5/10.

Plot Synopsis: A semi-autobiographical film which chronicles the life of a working class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital.

Full Review Delayed (Personal Crisis)