Rams (2016)

In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and… Read more »

Mustang (2016)

Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey, five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family. The family overreacts, removing all “instruments of corruption,” like cell… Read more »

La Famille Bélier (2015)

A captivating new star is born in THE BÉLIER FAMILY, Eric Lartigau’s fabulous, heart-felt comedy hit about a young girl whose close bond to her hearing-impaired family is challenged by the discovery of an extraordinary talent for music. In the Bélier family, everyone is deaf, except dutiful sixteen-year-old Paula (beautiful newcomer Louane Emera). She acts… Read more »

Captain Fantastic (2016)

I felt that this film was captivating in all aspects of story-telling. Especially in it’s acting where all characters in the film did a superb job with special mention to Viggo Mortensen (Ben – Father) and George Mackay (Bo – Eldest Son). This film depicts the difficulty of parenting at the highest level as Ben… Read more »

Bridge of Spies (2015)

In Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg once again masterfully goes to the historical drama with a righteous man’s theme (think Schindler and Lincoln for starters). This time lawyer James B. Donovan is asked to defend an accused Soviet spy, Rudolf Able (Mark Rylance, superb), in order to show the world the American justice system is… Read more »

Love and Friendship (2016)

Nantwich Film Festival presents a ‘Film and Food’ evening at Nantwich Bookshop. A delicious buffet prepared by the bookshop coffee lounge will accompany the film ‘Love and Friendship’ (2016) a period drama based on a novella by Jane Austen: Lady Susan Vernon, played by Kate Beckinsale, is a beautiful, scheming widow who goes to stay… Read more »

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

The true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her “husband” and manager, St Clair Bayfield, an aristocratic English actor, was determined… Read more »

A United Kingdom (2016)

A UNITED KINGDOM is based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy… Read more »

Sully (2016)

On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed “Sully”, glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat… Read more »

The Salesman (2017)

Emad and Rana are a married couple who work in the theatre, currently starring in a production of Death of a Salesman. Emad is also an instructor at a local school. One night, their apartment begins to collapse and they flee the building with the other residents. Desperate to find a place to live, their… Read more »