Lucas Hedges

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Lucas Hedges didn't want to work with director dad

15 Mar 2019

Film gossip

Lucas Hedges made it "pretty clear" he didn't want to make a movie with his father before he signed up for 'Ben Is Back'. The 22-year-old actor was his co-star Julia Roberts' first choice to play her drug-addicted son in the movie, but filmmaker…

Ben Is Back

11 Mar 20194 stars

Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges join forces for an emotive drama centring on the anguish of addiction

A prodigal son comes home to his mother for Christmas – but has he really reformed? Add actors Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges to this scenario and it's surprising that this emotive domestic drama, centring on the anguish of addiction, didn't make more…


20 Feb 20194 stars

GFF 2019: Jonah Hill's directorial debut is an artistically ambitious coming-of-ager

Having worked with directors as diverse as the Coen brothers, Martin Scorsese, Bennett Miller and Phil Lord / Christopher Miller, there was no easy answer as to what style Jonah Hill would plump for to kickstart his own filmmaking career. In the end…

Boy Erased

4 Feb 20193 stars

Gay conversion therapy is the disturbing focus of a restrained drama from Joel Edgerton

Films often come in pairs and so it is with Boy Erased, which offers its own angry-yet-measured take on gay conversion therapy soon after the similarly themed and pitched The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Actor Joel Edgerton follows his genre-bending…

Lucas Hedges is not missing the Oscars buzz

8 Feb 2017

Film gossip

Lucas Hedges has rejected claims he's missing out by not celebrating his Oscar nod. The 20 year old is the youngest Oscar nominee this year but instead of joining other Hollywood stars by promoting his supporting role as Patrick in drama 'Manchester…

Manchester by the Sea

6 Oct 20165 stars

LFF 2016: A family are rocked by tragedy in Kenneth Lonergan's masterful, multi-faceted drama

In pleasing contrast to his superstar, superhero brother Ben, Casey Affleck has doggedly cultivated a discreetly impressive career, often assuming the guise of the quiet man. Manchester by the Sea sees him do just that as he teams up with Kenneth…