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Quickie Review: The Other Lamb

This coming-of-age story is set in an unknown place and time where a charismatic hunk of a man called Shepherd (Michiel Huisman – Game of Thrones, Wild) leads an all-female cult. One girl Selah (Raffey Cassidy – Vox Lux, Tomorrowland) begins to question the only world she’s ever known. She was born and raised in this isolated place with these strict rules, but as she’s about to move from her status of sister to that of wife, she begins to see that this is not the paradise they’re supposed to believe in and Shepherd isn’t the man she thought he was. And when some policemen come to talk with him, he forces the group on an arduous trek to seek a new refuge, and things begin to fall apart.

The Age of Adeline

The Age of Adeline is a satisfactory romantic drama that is best enjoyed by those who can suspend all sense of logic and tolerate a bit of an ‘ick’ factor for reasons that are implied if not fully explored, or exploited, onscreen. More on that later. The lovely and talented Blake Lively plays Adeline Bowman, a young widow and mother in San Francisco who stopped aging after a freak car accident in the 1930s. An overlong voiceover narration explains, in flashback, how it all happened… something about a confluence of events involving water, lightning, and shifting molecular structure. Anyway, to avoid being labeled a freak or subjected to secret government testing, Adeline goes on the run for decades – constantly moving, and changing her identity, to hide her bizarre immortality from the world, including potential suitors. And there are plenty of those, because whatever name she goes by, Adeline presents as a beautiful old soul with a soft, lilting voice, a throwback wardrobe, and a phenomenal knowledge of modern history (go figure). The only one who knows Adeline’s secret is her daughter, who ages at a normal pace and could easily pass for Adeline’s mother or grandmother.