• Cinephilia

    Review: Sometimes Always Never

    On the shortlist of actors who I’ll watch in pretty much anything, Bill Nighy is near the top. Effortlessly charming and dryly funny, he consistently brings a warmth and wit to whomever he’s portraying on screen. In Sometimes Always Never, Carl Hunter’s debut feature film about a father grieving over (and still searching for) his missing son Michael, Nighy is Alan, a tailor with a colorful suit shop and a penchant for words. A big fan of playing Scrabble, he and his family—grown son Peter (Sam Riley), his wife Sue (Alice Lowe) and their son Jack (Louis Healy)—have been playing for years, optimizing letters and points on the game board…