“NEW ORDER” (PREVIOUSLY REVIEWED, THEATRES) SPANISH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) A highlight of the 2020 Chicago International Film Festival. Excellent FIVE STAR study of civility versus savagery; enfranchised versus disenfranchised; brutal but brilliant analysis of wealth, spurring anarchy. Still resonating after almost a year. And still…
“DREAM HORSE” (THEATRES) If you viewed 2015’s “DARK HORSE” and heartily enjoyed an unlikely success story of a small village in Wales and its even more unlikely inhabitants, breeding a racehorse, there will be no surprises, but joyous, nonetheless. Toni Collette gives depth and warmth to Jan Vokes doffing the complacency of her mundane days as a barmaid, and grocery clerk, rallying the villagers to pool their resources and enter the world of the entitled and stun!
THREE & ½ STARS!!!
“THE DRY” (Theatres) Eric Bana’s, seasoned performance and investment in this Australian thriller is riveting, quietly enthralling and intensely mesmerizing; flashbacks of a teenager’s death compete with the contemporary murder/suicide of “Luke”, (Sam Corlett/Martin Wall) his wife and son; detective “Aaron Falk” (Bana), after twenty years returns for the funeral of his closest childhood friend, and becomes embroiled in a “town without pity”. Director Robert Connolly squeezes every ounce of mystery saturated in Jane Harper’s rainless, arid, positively pulsating novel.