By Nic Jeune
Bridport Electric Palace.
The Great Escaper (2023)
The two British icons bring a huge amount of joy to the heartwarming true story of Bernard Jordan, the 89-year-old veteran who snuck off to attend the 70th anniversary of D-day. The Guardian. Peter Bradshaw.
The Miracle Club (2023)
An ensemble cast led by Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates and Laura Linney brings persuasive conviction to period heartwarmer The Miracle Club, the story of a group of women on a pilgrimage to Lourdes. Screen Daily. Alan Hunter.
Plaza Cinema Dorchester
Paul King, known for his work on the heartwarming Paddington 2 and Paddington, seamlessly weaves magic into the fabric of Wonka. His adept direction ensures that the film captivates from start to finish, a true testament to his storytelling prowess. First Look Entertainment. Roy Parker.
Odeon Cinema Dorchester
The specter of death haunts the racing scenes in Ferrari. That’s part of their intoxicating charge. But it isn’t just the action that’s fraught with thrilling danger. Every moment of the drama moves with a sense of high-stakes dread, of underlying emotional turbulence. Variety. Owen Glieberman.
While a dedicated Bening gives her all in a tough, physically demanding role, deserving of at least another nomination if not necessarily a win, it’s Foster who steals the film with a fine reminder of her easy charisma. The Guardian. Benjamin Lee.
Apple TV +.
Sharper is an incredibly entertaining entry into the canon of Apple Originals. While it might not have the threshold of darkness or intensity that classify it exactly as a neo-noir, this film is a thoroughly enjoyable mystery. Consequence. Mary Siroky.