Babyteeth

Pitch-perfect performances all round, a beautifully crafted drama about a teenager’s last fling at life M, 118 Minutes Dendy, Palace Electric 5 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury Babyteeth has more than a few things going for it, including a terrific ensemble cast, cinematographer and director. Yet this family drama about a teenager with terminal… Continue reading Babyteeth

Ben Mendelsohn, larrikin no more

By © Jane Freebury New work by actor Ben Mendelsohn can be easy to miss. Not often the lead, he can pop up in unexpected places, like Buckingham Palace where he was an elegant and diffident George VI opposite Gary Oldman’s Churchill in the Darkest Hour. In this role, as with most, he appears to… Continue reading Ben Mendelsohn, larrikin no more

The King

A brilliant, brooding adaptation of Shakespeare on leadership and power MA15+, 140 minutes Review by © Jane Freebury 4 Stars Now the streaming platforms are windows on the world in our shuttered lives, movies that were at the cinema a few months ago are re-appearing on our TVs. Giving The King a second chance if… Continue reading The King

Una

Review © Jane Freebury It is a committed, adventurous actor who takes on the role of a pedophile, even apparently reformed. They couldn’t have been exactly lining up to play the role when Ben Mendelsohn was cast as a pleasant middle manager who has turned his life around after serving four years in prison for… Continue reading Una