Kinds of Kindness

MA 15+, 164 minutes   2 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury In the tryptich of distinct stories that stand end-to-end in this confronting dark satire, there is a…

The Bikeriders

M, 116 minutes 3 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury The clean-cut image of the all-American boy didn’t stand much chance in popular culture when motorcycle riders in…

The Road to Patagonia

M, 91 minutes 3 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury If it isn’t the ultimate road trip, then it is surely right up there. Along the entire western…

The Promised Land

MA 15+, 127 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury Like others who have thought big and staked a claim in wild country, the solitary figure riding…

The Sitting Duck

M, 122 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury Whether at work as a trade union representative or at home with family, the woman at the heart…

Hit Man

MA 15+, 115 minutes 4 Stars Netflix Review by © Jane Freebury This movie about a contract killer isn’t what it might seem. People mown down like skittles,…

The Three Musketeers: Milady

M, 114 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury Alexandre Dumas’ novel has been told and retold for screen many times since the days of silent cinema,…

The Garfield Movie

G, 100 minutes 1 Star Review by © Jane Freebury The latest Garfield movie starts off in the usual vein for the tubby orange cat. It’s never too…

A Great Friend

PG, 95 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury It all begins with an omelette. Not any old omelette, but one made French style with chopped fresh…

Radical

M, 126 minutes 3 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury Among the vignettes of daily life in a Mexican city that open this film, some are mundane while…

Monster

PG, 126 minutes 3 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury An artless simplicity belies the complexity of this new film from Japan, a drama that takes place in…

The Taste of Things

PG, 145 minutes 5 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury It’s a waltz around the kitchen as cooks prepare banquets to while away the hours in this quintessentially…

The Teachers’ Lounge

M, 98 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury There is no shortage of idealistic, inspiring teachers in front of rowdy, listless or hostile classrooms at the…

Freud’s Last Session

M, 109 minutes Three Stars Review by © Jane Freebury Several weeks before he died, Sigmund Freud met with an Oxford professor whose identity remains a mystery. As…

Scoop

M, 103 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury Scoop opens on a clear winter’s day in New York in 2010 at the apartment of a tabloid…

Origin

M, 141 minutes Four Stars Review by © Jane Freebury At the start of this impressive, immersive study of race relations in the United States, an African American…

Perfect Days

PG, 125 minutes Four Stars Review by © Jane Freebury Simplicity and lyrical fluidity are hallmarks of the style of veteran German filmmaker, Wim Wenders. So are the…

Io Capitano

MA 15+, 122 minutes Four Stars Review by © Jane Freebury This story out of Africa is drawn from first-person accounts by survivors of the harrowing overland journey…

Shirley

M, 118 minutes Netflix 3 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury The groundswell for civil rights was growing in 1972 but it took a Black American woman, a…

How To Have Sex

MA 15+, 91 minutes Four Stars Review by © Jane Freebury If a sense of déjà vu begins to develop as the best holiday ever descends into the…