27 September 2023

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Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

Women Talking (United Artists Releasing)
Synopsis: Do nothing. Stay and fight. Or leave. In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith.
Genre: Drama
Cast: Frances McDormand, Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Ben Whishaw
Director: Sarah Polley

Luther: The Fallen Sun (Netflix)
Synopsis: Brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther breaks out of prison to hunt down a sadistic serial killer who is terrorising London.
Genre: Crime, drama, mystery
Cast: Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis, Dermot Crowley
Director: Jamie Payne

Aftersun (Mubi/A24)
Synopsis: Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father 20 years earlier.
Genre: Drama
Cast: Frankie Corio, Paul Mescal
Director: Charlotte Wells

Lonesome (M-Appeal)
Synopsis: Casey, a country lad running from a small-town scandal, finds himself down and out in the big smoke of Sydney. When he meets Tib, a young city lad, struggling with his own scars of isolation, both men find something they have been missing but neither of them knows quite how to negotiate it.
Genre: Drama
Cast: Josh Lavery, Daniel Gabriel, Anni Finsterer
Director: Craig Boreham

Empire of Light (Searchlight Pictures)
Synopsis: A drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times, set in an English coastal town in the early 1980s.
Genre: Drama, romance
Cast: Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Tom Brooke, Tanya Moodie, Hannah Onslow, Crystal Clarke, with Toby Jones and Colin Firth
Director: Sam Mendes

Creed III (United Artists Releasing/ Warner Bros. Pictures)
Synopsis: Adonis has been thriving in both his career and family life, but when a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy resurfaces, the face-off is more than just a fight.
Genre: Drama, sport
Cast: Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors, Phylicia Rashad, Michael B. Jordan, Wood Harris, Florian Munteanu
Director: Michael B. Jordan

Encanto: Disney 100 Sing-Along Season (Walt Disney Company)
Synopsis: Celebrate #Disney100 with the Sing-a-long Season: March 4-26 Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. The film features all-new songs by Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana).
Genre: Action, animation, comedy
Cast: Wilmer Valderrama, Diane Guerrero, Angie Cepeda, Jessica Darrow, María Cecilia Botero, Adassa, Mauro Castillo, Rhenzy Feliz, Carolina Gaitan, Stephanie Beatriz
Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard

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