From the Red Carpet: Nomadland – Oscar-winner is worth the (road) trip, with superb acting and a melancholy sweetness

A widow (Frances McDormand) in her sixties who, after her husband dies and town is eviscerated by the 2008 Recession, packs her life into a van and embarks on a journey across the American Midwest, living as a modern-day nomad. In her travels she encounters people at crossroads in their life, searching for love, enough … Continue reading From the Red Carpet: Nomadland – Oscar-winner is worth the (road) trip, with superb acting and a melancholy sweetness

From the Red Carpet: Promising Young Woman – Gender revenge thriller intrigues but fails to live up to its big reputation

Cassie (Carey Mulligan), traumatized by a tragic event in her past, is drifting aimlessly through life working a dead-end job by day and toying with predatory men by night. However, a chance meeting with an old college friend reignites a fiery anger within and sets her out on a path for vengeance against those who … Continue reading From the Red Carpet: Promising Young Woman – Gender revenge thriller intrigues but fails to live up to its big reputation

Now on Amazon Prime: The Dissident – Documentary thriller unveils a world of global politics behind a single murder

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In 2018, Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi enters the Saudi Arabian embassy in Istanbul – and never comes out. As his fiancée, Saudi Arabian dissidents around the world, and the Turkish authorities start to investigate the murder, they uncover a global cover up built on a decade of Saudi Arabia’s stranglehold over its people and … Continue reading Now on Amazon Prime: The Dissident – Documentary thriller unveils a world of global politics behind a single murder

New to Netflix: White Tiger – Oscar-nominated social drama meets all the awards hype as a hardened Slumdog Millionaire

The ambitious Balram (Adarsh Gourav) sees a local landlord’s family as his ticket out of poverty from his small village in rural India. But he will need to use his wit and cunning to avoid being trapped by a life of servitude and become a wealthy entrepreneur in charge of his own destiny. There’s a … Continue reading New to Netflix: White Tiger – Oscar-nominated social drama meets all the awards hype as a hardened Slumdog Millionaire

Now on Amazon Prime: I Care a Lot – Black comedy about aged-care scams delivers a rollercoaster of feeling and fun

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Crooked legal guardian Marla (Rosamund Pike) makes a modest living out of scamming the wards under her legal protection. However, when a massive cash opportunity in the form of the aging Jennifer (Dianne Wiest) turns out to be more than she first appears, Marla will have to contend with dangerous people connected to Jennifer just … Continue reading Now on Amazon Prime: I Care a Lot – Black comedy about aged-care scams delivers a rollercoaster of feeling and fun