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Hotel Mumbai

The first shots - fired very early in the film - will cause you to gasp, and you won’t exhale until the end credits start rolling. The tension is relentless and real, partly because of what is playing out on screen, mostly because it’s a true story. The terrorist attack on Mumbai in 2009 lasted […]

On The Basis Of Sex

This rather insipid biopic sputters and flails in the dust of the excellent documentary, “The Notorious RBG”, that preceded it. Even the documentary’s title is forthright and a little cheeky, perfectly describing the formidable lawyer-come-Supreme Court Judge, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who surmounted sexism, anti-semitism and her diminutive stature to become one of the heroes of […]

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

This award-winning coming-of-age drama is set in Italy in the early 1980s and delves into a 17 year-old boy’s sexual exploration with both genders, until he finally learns of his true sexual identity. When Elio (Timothee Chalamet) meets Oliver (Armie Hammer), an older family friend who has arrived from America for a six-week stay, a […]

FINAL PORTRAIT

This small but remarkable film which concerns world renowned Swiss painter and sculptor Albert Giacometti should have art enthusiasts flocking to cinemas. Set in Paris 1964, the story centres on the intimate friendship which flourishes when Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) invites American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) to sit for a portrait. Giacometti […]

THE LONE RANGER

The Lone Ranger and Tonto gallop out of the comic book pages as the odd couple of the Wild West in in this ‘shoot-em-up’. Idealistic lawman, John Reid (Armie Hammer) has a resurrection to become the reluctant masked avenger. Wearing a white hat and riding a white horse – he must be the good guy. […]