The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari

PG, 98 minutes 4 Stars   Review by © Jane Freebury   One bright, clear December morning several years back, a group of intrepid day-trippers keen to visit an active volcano off the north coast of New Zealand, walked into the caldera and never returned. This fine documentary details how it happened, and attempts to… Continue reading The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari

Hillbilly Elegy

Gutsy female lead performances lift all boats in this tale of backwoods America that is both vilified and embraced by a polarised public M, 116 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury Hillbilly Elegy, the book about growing up among white working-class communities in the Appalachians, was published in 2016. It was the year… Continue reading Hillbilly Elegy