Dream Horse

Rating: 3/5 The true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely racehorse bred by small-town bartender Jan Vokes. With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbours to chip in their meagre earnings to help raise Dream and compete with the racing elites. Their investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks and…

Minamata

Rating: 5/5 In 1971, the American photographer W. Eugene Smith is famous for his numerous “photographic essays” published in Life, but he becomes a recluse. Initially he refuses a commission from Life magazine editor Robert Hayes to return to Japan and investigate the poisoning of Minamata residents. A passionate Japanese translator, Aileen, urges him to accept it. Smith is finally convinced to…

A Quiet Place Part 11

Rating: 3.5/5 The Abbott family – mother Evelyn, deaf daughter Regan, and son Marcus – have discovered that the alien creatures that have invaded Earth are vulnerable to high-frequency audio feedback from Regan’s hearing aid. Evelyn has killed the creatures that murdered her husband Lee and attacked their isolated home. With their home destroyed, the family departs, with…

Lapsis

Rating: 3/5 In a parallel present, delivery man Ray Tincelli is struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother. After a series of two-bit hustles and unsuccessful swindles, Ray takes a job in a strange new realm of the gig economy: trekking deep into the forest, pulling cable over miles of terrain to connect…

The Woman in the Window

Rating: 2.5/5 Child psychologist Anna Fox (Amy Adams) lives alone in a Manhattan apartment after becoming separated from her husband Edward; he lives away with their daughter Olivia, but she talks to them on a daily basis. Anna suffers from agoraphobia and her housebound state leads her to observe all of her neighbours from a second-story window,…

Cruella

Rating: 2/5 Set in the 1970s in London during the punk rock movement, the film follows Estella de Vil, an aspiring fashion designer, and explores the path that will lead her to become a notorious criminal known as Cruella de Vil. This movie has two fabulous female actors in it with the same first name – Emma Stone and Emma…

Ladies Night Out

Rating: 5/5 A group of 5 of us girlfriends went to the Court Theatre last night to see this show. WHAT A TREAT! It was a wonderful show with lots of local references which always make it personal, for example Hornby prostitutes and League players. The first half of the show is about a group…

Six minutes to midnight

Rating: 2/5 In 1932, the town of Blexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, was home to Augusta Victoria College, a finishing school for upper-class German girls. The students were from some of Germany’s highest-ranking and most powerful families. It lasted until 1939, when Germany’s invasion of Poland made it impossible to prevent war.   Eddie Izzard, who co-wrote the…

The Courier

Rating: 4/5 The true story of a British businessman unwittingly recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. Forming an unlikely partnership with a Soviet officer hoping to prevent a nuclear confrontation, the two men work together to provide the crucial intelligence used to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis. This is a really…

Voyagers

Rating: 1/5 With the future of the human race at stake, a group of young men and women, bred for intelligence and obedience, embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet. But when they uncover disturbing secrets about the mission, they defy their training and begin to explore their most primitive natures. As life…