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REVIEW ROUNDUP
Our picks for this week

14 January

Welcome to our new Review Roundup! In this weekly programme, we’ll be taking a look at the latest releases and ensuring that we only suggest the best!

My Salinger Year (M) | BOOK TICKETS

Keenly observed and wryly funny, the much-anticipated new film by Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), My Salinger Year unites three-time Oscar®-nominee Sigourney Weaver and radiant new talent Margaret Qualley (Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood) for a hugely enjoyable adaptation of Joanna Rakoff’s internationally bestselling memoir.


“Wonderful! A real charmer. The very talented Philippe Falardeau, who made the attentively compassionate ‘Monsieur Lazhar’, has a warm-heartedness and eye for character that serve him well. It’s a delight.”
– Jason Di Rosso, ABC RADIO NATIONAL

★★★★
“A triumph! Towering turns from Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley are the driving force in this affectionate true-life tale. From the moment Weaver appears on screen in power suit, cravat and dashing white Anne Bancroft streak, you suspect that it’s going to be fun. And she doesn’t disappoint. It’s one of the roles of her career.
– Kevin Maher, THE TIMES

★★★★
“Weaver and Qualley both convince. Well-observed human sentiments and particularities of character to anchor the film”
– Julian Wood, FILMINK


 

Ammonite (MA15+) | BOOK TICKETS

An absorbing romance-drama filled with 19th Century yearning with peak performances from stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, Ammonite is the second film from director Francis Lee’s after his impressive multi-award-winning debut God’s Own Country (2017).

“Ammonite is many things, all of them remarkable: a queer romance that finds passion in austerity; a biopic that strips away most details of Anning’s career while honoring its spirit; and a portrait of genius thwarted by gender.”
– Wall Street Journal

“We all deserve a movie in which Winslet and Ronan, specialists in complex women, play unlikely lovers whose bonnets are just itching to get ripped off”
– Rolling Stone

“Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan hit new acting peaks”
– ABC News

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