Asteroid City

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M, 105 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury To reassure anyone who may get lost along the way, the new film from Wes Anderson begins with a droll explanatory prologue delivered in sonorous tones by its host, Bryan Cranston. There are chapter intertitles along the way and there is even an epilogue of… Continue reading Asteroid City

Barbie

PG, 114 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury Just how does a professional bimbo some say set the feminist movement back 50 years get to be the centrepiece of a must-see movie? Even those who swore against watching it, now want to know what all the fuss is about as Barbie storms box-office… Continue reading Barbie

Amsterdam

MA 15+, 134 minutes 3 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury Set in New York in 1933, this tale about love, friendship and politics would have been so much better were it crisp, sleek and sharp. It’s an ambitious undertaking from David O Russell, hinting at the dangers for democracy in turbulent economic times, but… Continue reading Amsterdam

Under Cover

  PG, 91 minutes 3 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury       A timely, sombre investigation of homelessness among the growing demographic of older women who never imagined it would happen to them While homelessness is a painful reality for the people experiencing it in this wealthy country, it seems also a difficult… Continue reading Under Cover

 Dreamland

MA15+, 101 minutes 3 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury       Two attractive young people on the run from the law is a movie journey many of us have long loved to sign up to. All aboard with Bonnie and Clyde, Thelma and Louise and countless others, from the heroes on the other… Continue reading  Dreamland

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Cinemas everywhere 4 Stars Review @ Jane Freebury It’s the start of another California day where careers are made, lost, or peter away under a peerless blue sky. The instant we hop into the back seat of a Cadillac and head down Cielo Drive, most of us have already given ourselves over for the ride.… Continue reading Once Upon a Time in Hollywood