Romantic Road

Rating: 2/5 From seeing a trailer, and reading about this movie, I expected a lot more scenery on the drive in India, and I also expected it to be more entertaining. A 1936 Rolls Royce car, an eccentric English corporate lawyer and his wife (Rupert and Jan Grey) set out on a road trip through…

Tenet

Rating: 4.5/5 This Sci-Fi movie (please note – if you’re not into SciFi you possibly won’t enjoy it) is amazing. Right from the opening scene before the introduction to the movie, it’s a breath-taking roller-coaster of action, ever so slightly mind challenging (slight understatement there in case you missed it). I’m still trying to come to…

23 walks

Rating: 3/5 A gentle, amusing story of Dave and Fern, both in their sixties, who get to know each while walking their dogs. The story develops over a year with the backdrop of the changing seasons. We learn of their past stories as the story of their possible future together evolves.    

Deux

Rating: 4/5 In French, with English sub-titles. A dream sequence featuring a game of hide and seek gives way to our introduction to Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier), pensioners living across the hall from each other in the same apartment building. But they’re not just neighbors. For decades, they’ve been passionately in love,…

Where did you go to, Bernadette?

Rating: 2.5/5 Former architect Bernadette Fox seems to have it all — a beautiful home in Seattle, a successful and loving husband, and a brilliant teenage daughter who’s about to attend boarding school. When Bernadette suddenly disappears without a trace, her concerned family sets off on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery of where…

Britt-Marie was here

Rating: 3/5 Norwegian with English sub-titles Britt-Marie, aged 63, suddenly finds herself re-considering her purpose and habits after leaving her husband of 40 years. Accepting a supremely unglamorous job at a ramshackle rec centre in the backwater town of Borg, she finds herself taking an interest in the daily routines of the town’s oddball denizens…

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Rating: 3/5 There aren’t the laugh out loud moments in this movie that I expected, but it was entertaining nevertheless. From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out…

The Burnt Orange Heresy

Rating: 3/5 Charismatic art critic James Figueras and his American lover travel to the lavish Lake Como estate of powerful art collector, Joseph Cassidy. Their host reveals he is the patron of Jerome Debney, ta reclusive artist, and he has a simple request: for James to steal a Debney masterpiece from the artist’s studio, whatever…

Resistance

Rating: 4.5/5 At the time of his death in 2007, Marcel Marceau was the world’s most famous mime. But in 1938-’39, when World War II rescue drama “Resistance” takes place, Jewish-born Marcel Mangel was just 15 years old (two decades younger than actor Jesse Eisenberg who plays him here) and had not yet adopted his stage name, much…

Love Sarah

Rating: 2.5/5 Bereavement unites three generations of women in a commercial baking business which offers newfound understanding, romantic opportunities and a celebration of multiculturalism. Sarah about whom we learn from her daughter, best friend and ex lover, is only ever seen at the beginning of the movie. It’s is a well-meaning film about female friendship, and…