27 September 2023

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Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

26 January
Tár (Universal)
Synopsis: Set in the international world of western classical music, the film centers on Lydia Tár (played by Kate Blanchett), widely considered one of the greatest living composer-conductors and the very first female director of a major German orchestra. For her role, Cate Blanchett won the 2023 Golden Globe for Best Actress.
Genre: Biography, drama, music
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, Sophie Kauer, Sydney Lemmon, Mark Strong, Julian Glover
Director: Todd Field

What’s Love Got to Do with It? (StudioCanal)
Synopsis: A cross-cultural romantic comedy about love and marriage, set between London and Lahore. The movie’s screenwriter Jemima Goldsmith Khan was married to former cricket star Imran Khan Niazi, who was Prime Minister of Pakistan from August 2018 to April 2022. Imran and Jemima were married from 1995 to 2004 and have two children together.
Genre: Comedy, romance
Cast: Emma Thompson, Lily James, Shazad Latif, Sajal Ali, Rob Brydon, Asim Chaudhry, Oliver Chris
Director: Shekhar Kapur

You Can Go Now (Madman)
Synopsis: 50 years of First Nations activism in Australia through the lens of contemporary Australian Aboriginal artist Richard Bell.
Genre: Documentary
Cast: Richard Bell, Gary Foley
Director: Larissa Behrendt

27 January
The Banshees of Inisherin (Universal)
Synopsis: Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.
Genre: Comedy, drama
Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan
Writer/director: Martin MacDonagh

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