Tropic Cinema Delivers Gifts for the Holidays
Reviewed by Shirrel Rhoades
One of my Best Movies of the Year picks is “Room.” Here we have a fairy-tale approach to a horrible subject, a young woman kidnapped as a sex slave. The story focuses on her five-year-old son, born in captivity, a boy who thinks the 10” x 10” room is the whole world. Newsday says, “This dramatic thriller is small-scale but profound, with great performances from Brie Larson and a young Jacob Tremblay.” And Virginian-Pilot observes, “This movie, memorably, asks us what life means in a big world that is beyond our control and how we are shaped by the confined scope of our upbringing. It demands attention.” And Lyle’s Movie Files tells us, “2015’s most multi-layered film. It’s complex, charming, a little frightening, but ultimately it’s a wholly unique viewing experience unlike anything I’ve seen in years.”
So grab a sprig of mistletoe and head down to the Tropic for some holiday treats.