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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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Fallen Leaves

M, 81 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury It’s not yet winter in this new film from Finland, but a chill in the air has you…

Riceboy Sleeps

M, 117 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury After watching this migrant story about leaving Korea behind and building a new life in Canada, I found…

Two Tickets to Greece

M, 111 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury Blazing sunlight, deep blue seas, white-washed walls and plenty of space on the beach for everyone to do…

Maestro

M, 129 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury It is curious that, after relatively little on screen about the subject, there have in the last year…

Napoleon

MA 15+, 158 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury The defiant, scowling figure slouching on the French throne on the flyers that advertise Ridley Scott’s latest…

Paris Memories

M, 103 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury It is hardly surprising that filmmaker Alice Winocour felt the need to tell a story connected with the…

Killers of the Flower Moon

M, 206 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury The latest movie from living legend, Martin Scorsese, brings together two of the actors that he has made…

Nyad

M, 120 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury While a film about a long-distance swimmer wasn’t a subject that you might expect to hold your interest…

Shayda

M, 118 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury As a woman trying to escape an abusive marriage and start over in a new land, the actress…