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  • Andrew Garfield searched for true self with mushrooms

    Andrew Garfield searched for true self with mushrooms

    Actor Andrew Garfield took hallucinogenic mushrooms to go “to the depths” and find his “true self”. The Hacksaw Ridge¬†actor wanted to go “to the depths” and beyond the “hell of being a human” to find answers within himself, reports He said: “(It was about) going to the depths, past what you call the first...

    October 3, 2017
  • Saving lives instead of taking them

    Saving lives instead of taking them

    The name Desmond T Doss may not be familiar — even among World War II buffs, his story is lesser known — but the subject of the film Hacksaw Ridge undoubtedly had a story worth telling. The bare facts are these — on 1 April 1943, Doss, a skinny shipyard worker, vegetarian and devout Seventh-day...

    March 10, 2017
  • Going strong

    Going strong

    There was a moment when it seemed everyone was about to release a movie about martial arts teacher Ip Man, his student Bruce Lee or Apple founder Steve Jobs. That seems to have died down, but biographical pictures, or biopics in short, are going strong as a genre. The release of The Founder, the story...

    February 17, 2017
  • The forgiven

    The forgiven

    Eleven years after he became a byword for shame and disgrace, Mel Gibson is once again an Oscar candidate. Hacksaw Ridge is his first film as a director since 2006, and its star Andrew Garfield is nominated for best actor. But Gibson’s full-blooded take on the true tale of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who...

    February 3, 2017