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Set Fire To The Stars review

The verse of Elijah

Think My Week With Marilyn but with Dylan Thomas and shot in luscious black and white and you’ve got some measure of Andy Goddard’s debut feature. Elijah Wood leads the cast as wallflower academic John M. Brinnin, who’s enthralled by the juvenile, impulsive behaviour of iconic poet Thomas (the excellent Celyn Jones) as the pair go on a reading tour across America.

Their strained relationship and shared torment compel throughout, complemented by Goddard’s deft direction and Gruff Rhys score that mixes jazz and chamber music to ace effect.

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