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X + Y (2014) Movie Review

X plus Y sees Asa Butterfield play autistic teen Nathan, who is a mathematics genius. Throughout, we are introduced to his poor relationship with his mother Julie (Sally Hawkins), as Nathan’s lack of social skill hinders his ability to express love and appreciation. 367 more words


Film: 'Ender's Game' - "I find it hard to respect someone just because they outrank me"

After some thought I am unable to work out who this film was aimed at.

It is science fiction with not much science, not much action and lots of bad acting. 92 more words

Film & TV

Film Review: X+Y

X+Y is a bittersweet sentimental tale of interlocking awkwardness that centres on Asa Butterfield’s genius. He’s a maths mastermind who enters into the International Maths Olympiad for United Kingdom, despite his social awkwardness. 265 more words



Since the sudden death of her husband, Julie (Sally Hawkins) has been desperate in her quest for the same love and approval that her brilliant, autistic son Nathan (played by Asa Butterfield) had for his late father. 355 more words

Review: X + Y

Dramatic accounts of autism seem to always depict those on the spectrum as possessing some sort of genius. When working with special needs children you quickly realise how this is far more the exception than the rule.  311 more words

David Rank


X+Y sits in an unusual place.  On one hand, it’s a sweet look at a young maths prodigy trying to find a place in the world.   555 more words