The Laundromat

Another spin with Meryl Streep 3 Stars By © Jane Freebury In shapeless, comfy clothes and floppy grey wig, Meryl Streep is barely recognisable in her latest film, The Laundromat. It’s not a big role, but it is consistent with a career inclined towards the portrayal of independent women. As a housewife, Ellen Martin, whose… Continue reading The Laundromat

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