The Last Duel

MA 15+, 153 minutes 4 Stars   Powerful and immersive, despite making a shift away from the usual driven narrative style and embarking into 14th century gender politics Review by © Jane Freebury Instead of a story arc that develops through the traditional three stages, The Last Duel is told from three different angles, leading… Continue reading The Last Duel

The Report: a record too hot to handle

M, 120 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury The missing middle word in the title of this strenuous and thoughtful film is torture. The inconvenient truth of it redacted, just like the videotape records of CIA ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ destroyed in the years after September 11. No, not a spoiler. Just letting you… Continue reading The Report: a record too hot to handle