27 September 2023

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Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Entertainment One)
Synopsis: Harold is an ordinary man who has passed through life, living on the sidelines, until he goes to post a letter one day… and just keeps walking.
Genre: Drama
Cast: Penelope Wilton, Jim Broadbent, Monika Gossmann, Maanuv Thiara
Director: Hettie Macdonald

Happy 50 (StudioCanal)
Synopsis: To celebrate Yves’ 50th birthday, his friends plan to take him to the sunny paradise of Paros in Greece. Due to a cancelled flight, the holiday will take place in a far less glamorous and much rainier destination: Yves’ family home in Brittany. During the vacation, their bonds are challenged by Antoine’s constant complaining, Yves’ pride, Baptiste’s superstition and Laurent’s jealousy of Jean-Mich’s perfect life and family. On top of that, Antoine’s supposedly harmless joke – offering Yves a DNA ancestry test – has unforeseen consequences.
Language: French with English subtitles
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Anne
Director: Eric Lavaine

The Endangered Generation? (Sweet Shop Green Pty Ltd)
Synopsis: This film challenges the myth that our world is fundamentally driven by selfishness and competition – a story that for centuries has shaped our understanding of humankind and nature. Supported by narration from Laura Dern, the primary guides are U.S. biologist Tamsin Barker and Panamanian/Guna indigenous leader Agar Tejadar.
Genre: Documentary
Cast: Laura Dern, Margaret Gardner, Steven Chown, Rebekah Brown
Director: Celeste Geer

To Catch a Killer (Vertical)
Synopsis: A talented, but troubled cop, who is recruited by the FBI to help profile and track down a mass murderer.
Genre: Thriller/crime
Cast: Jovan Adepo, Ralph Ineson, Ben Mendelsohn, Shailene Woodley
Director: Damián Szifron

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