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Detachment Review

“A child’s intelligent heart can fathom the depth of many dark places, but can it fathom the delicate moment of its own detachment?”

British director Tony Kaye’s return to feature film was met with anticipation, but also some trepidation given the nature of his narrative. On the surface Detachment is another classroom drama where a tormented teacher struggles to cope with his uninterested students, as seen previously in Half Nelson, Dead Poets Society and The Class. The film opens with “a Tony Kaye talkie” and leaves you wondering if the director of American History X can carry through with such an authorial sentiment and offer something unique within an already popular subgenre. Continue reading Detachment Review