Review: One Life

Arriving in Prague, just a few weeks before WW2 starts, Nicholas Winton (Anthony Hopkins) sees the plight of many refugee families and children. He spurs a small group of people, including his Mother (Helena Bonham Carter), to act. This timely intervention had a dramatic affected saving hundreds of lives, the consequences Nicholas could have never foreseen. Over 50 years later the story is brought to the public’s attention on an episode of Esther Rantzen’s TV show That’s Life

Review: Anatomy of a Fall

An award winning French legal drama. Sandra a successful author is suspected of murdering her aspiring writer husband, Samuel. What ensues is a fascinating court room thriller. It explores the troubled marriage of the couple whilst their visually challenged young son faces a moral dilemma as the main witness. Sandra, while her own secrets are exposed must prove her husbands fall was an accident and that she is not responsible.

Review: The Old Oak

The Old Oak is set in a once thriving mining village now in rapid decline. There’s a deep sense of injustice pervading the community which is exacerbated by the unexpected arrival of a number of Syrian refugee families. This becomes the flashpoint for angry xenophobic tensions and views which are vented openly in the local pub and directly to the refugees. It takes the empathy and friendship of the struggling pub landlord to inspire hope and the beginnings of change.