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Review: Official Secrets

‘Sometimes breaking the rules is the right thing to do’. Official Secrets highlights the true story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightly), a whistle blower who has to face the consequences of her courageous act. Coming up against a Government lead legal system stacked against her, can Katharine hold true to her convictions? This intensely compelling… Read more »

Review: The Farewell

The Farewell is a poignant, funny and uplifting story of family life, where older generations of Chinese still hold on to long held traditions, despite now living in America. Nai-Nai is unaware that doctors have given her only a few weeks to live, but the family have been told and decide not to tell her…. Read more »

Review: Honeyland

This film is a beautiful and quietly powerful documentary; a portrait of a vanishing way of life and of a determined woman, Hatidze, who is trying to make a humble living harvesting honey from the wild bees in an isolated Macedonian valley. Hatidze is a remarkable woman, a natural optimist who’s attempts to help her… Read more »

Review: Woman at War

In this Icelandic film a lively independent middle aged woman, Halla, lives a double life as a choral director with a secret identity as an environmental activist known only as ‘Woman of the Mountain’. This is a quirky comedy/drama/thriller with a heart.

Review: Last Summer

During a long hot summer in the 1970s, four boys roam free through a neglected rural Welsh paradise, until a tragedy strikes that sets them against the adult world and changes their lives forever. Last Summer, filmed in South Wales is a low budget film, written and directed by Jon Jones, shot over 22 days… Read more »

Review: The Concert

In post Soviet Russia, a cleaner, who was a well regarded Bolshoi conductor (Aleskei Gustov) hatches a plan after intercepting a fax from Paris: Bring his old orchestra back together. Along with a brilliant young violinist (Melaine Laurent), they head for the bright lights to play Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto in D. This wacky comedy of… Read more »

Review: The Vanishing

The Vanishing is a psychological thriller produced and written by local film company Mad as Birds. Imagined from the never explained disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from a remote Scottish Island in 1938, on this watch a series of events leads to the unravelling of three very different men. Featuring excellent performances from Gerard Butler,… Read more »

Review: Wild Rose

What are you willing to sacrifice to follow your dream?’ Rose, played by Jessie Buckley, who is young, a talented country singer, wild, but not free of responsibilities, must face this question. Stoic and lovingly her Mum, Julie Walters, supports Rose as she goes on a journey to discover what she really wants.A film about… Read more »

Review: Free Solo

Alex Honnold is a master of Free Solo Climbing – that is, climbing outdoors, thousands of feet into the air, with no ropes or support system whatsoever. In a fascinating and visually spectacular documentary produced by National Geographic, watch as Alex attempts his biggest wall yet: El Capitan in the Yosemite Valley, 3 times the… Read more »