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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 »

Review: Wajib

A father and his estranged son must come together to hand deliver his daughter’s wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom, in this rousing family drama from Annemarie Jacir. A rich sense of place and multi-dimensional characters make Wajib a must-see!

Review: Shoplifters

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme D’Or winning intimate drama gently questions our notion of family throughout. When a close-knit group of small-time crooks discover a young, neglected girl left out in the cold, they take her in and care for her. To us this act is saintly, to the police and the media, it’s a kidnapping. “The… Read more »

Review: The Rider

Director Chloe Zhao was researching an upcoming project on a ranch in South Dakota when she met horse trainer Brady Jandreau and heard his story. Previously a rodeo rider and local hero, the young man could provide for his family – until he was thrown from his horse and kicked in the head. Zhao uses… Read more »

Review: Under the Tree

Two families. One tree. A bloody mess. Icelandic comedy-drama Under The Tree escalates the issue of one neighbours tree casting shade on the porch of the other’s far beyond common sense and civility, beyond the law, until its wacky conclusions. All the while, complex characters are built and broken by life’s more significant twists and… Read more »

Review: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

In 1979, a young Liverpudlian is blown-away when Hollywood starlet of 30 years ago Gloria Grahame moves in next door. They hit it off instantly. Stellar performances from Anette Bening and Jamie Bell flesh out their deep characters and make their whirlwind romance, and subsequent low-points, all the more real. A local story at your… Read more »

Review: The Guardians

The Great War tore apart families across Europe; people sacrificed for what they believed in, both on the front and at home. The Guardians is the story of the Sandrail women of Paridier farm, France. Headed by Hortense (Nathalie Baye), her daughters, and supported by skilful teenage orphan Francine (Iris Bry), the daily toil of… Read more »

Review: Edie

An unfortunate turn of events presents Edith “Edie” Moore (Sheila Hancock) with the opportunity to embark on the adventure of a lifetime: climb the oddly-shaped, barely accessible Scottish mountain that she and her late father only ever dreamt of climbing. However, being a mere 83 years young means Edie’s ascension to the summit is a… Read more »

Review: Lars and the Real Girl

Extremely shy Lars (Ryan Gosling) finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother (Paul Schneider) and sister-in-law (Emily Mortimer) worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars’ new lady is a life-size plastic woman. On the advice of a… Read more »