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Belfast Review: Kenneth Branagh's Personal Film Lacks Intimacy

Belfast is the most personal film director Kenneth Branagh has ever made, and yet I feel I know him as well after this movie as I do after seeing anonymous efforts like Artemis Fowl and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. What’s meant to be a look at Branagh’s childhood and the time he grew up ends up being a glimpse into the past without perspective. The story is told through the eyes of the young Buddy (Jude Hill), but he’s a boy who seems largely unaffected by all the drama unfolding around him. It’s a film set during the Troubles that doesn’t seem to have anything to say about that period, and it’s a film where there’s marital strife, and there doesn’t seem to be much to say about that either. Belfast seems largely like a collection of Branagh’s memories, but he fails to craft them into a compelling or thoughtful narrative.



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