Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
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I have been a Paul Cox fan since 1982's AFI Best Film winner 'Lonely Hearts' with the late Norman Kaye and the beloved actress to whom this film is partly dedicated: Wendy Hughes. That movie made such a huge impact on me both emotionally and creatively as I considered a potential career in the film and television industry. 'Force of Destiny' may not end up as one of Paul's great films, but once again his unapologetic style and vision is on display here with David Wenham depicting a version of Cox's journey after a cancer diagnosis and liver transplant process several years ago. All of Paul's movies have a moody, sometimes maudlin quality, and true enough to his approach and the sobering truths contained in the screenplay, 'Force' is a mature and considered elegy on life, death, children, love and spirit. The requisite home movie flickers and vignettes that punctuate this at times weighty narrative give an ethereal and contemplative element to the structure. Wenham, as ever is solid, and imbues the character with depth and wry humour. Jacqueline McKenzie is always a welcome addition to any film (when is this superb actress going to get another leading role?). Shahana Goswami has a lovely presence and Hannah Fredericksen provides much heart and grounding for this often distressing tale. It is not for everyone and it is disturbing at times. Facing grief, loss, trauma and mortality are difficult subjects to cover. Paul Cox does it his way. He always has; always will.
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