Carey Mulligan and Bradley Cooper in Maestro. Image courtesy Netflix

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 been two high-profile movie portraits of the lives of orchestra conductors. The dramatic potential is a revelation. Who knew? The conductor played by Cate Blanchett in last… Continue reading Maestro


MA 15+, 131 minutes 3 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury For someone hanging out for an invitation to stay with members of the English upper class on their country estate, this clever, queasy drama may give them pause. Equally, welcoming a stranger as a house guest may give their moneyed, potential hosts pause too.… Continue reading Saltburn

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M, 129 minutes 5 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury   It’s not that long ago now, only five years. Yet it still feels like things have turned a corner since news was published in New York of the mounting case against film industry mogul, producer Harvey Weinstein. The success of his company Miramax was… Continue reading She Said