Dream Horse (2020) is based on the true story (and documentary - Dark Horse) of Janet Vokes (Toni Collette), a former whippet breeder and pigeon fancier from the Welsh village of Cefn Fforest, who organised a community syndicate to buy a racehorse.
It’s a wise investment, as the horse turns out to be a winner and a symbol of hope in Cefn Fforest, an economically depressed former mining village in Wales.
The Guardian review says “Yes, it’s schmaltzy, very schmaltzy, but with strong performances by Toni Collette and Damian Lewis the odds are that you’ll love it”.
Running time : 1 hour 53 minutes
Ratings : 6.9 IMDb / 88% Rotten Tomatoes
The Father (2020) is an academy award winning film based on Florian Zeller's 2012 play 'Le Pere'. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman, this psychological drama follows the story of an ageing man, Anthony, who must deal with his progressing dementia whilst living alone and defiantly rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces.
Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can't make daily visits anymore and Anthony's grip on reality is unraveling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her?
The Father warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition; heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant -- a movie that nestles in the truth of our own lives.
Running time : 1 hour 37 minutes
Ratings : 8.3 IMDb / 98% Rotten Tomatoes
The Dig (2021) is a British drama film set in the late 1930s, based on a true story of a wealthy landowner Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan) who hires amateur archaeologist Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes) to investigate the mounds on her property in Suffolk. Brown and his team discover a ship from the Dark Ages while digging up a burial ground.
The treasure excavated in Sutton Hoo has come to be called the most important archaeological discoveries of all time. During the war it was hidden in the London Underground and later exhibited in the British Museum.
Beautiful performances from an all star cast set in glorious post-war English countryside, this great-looking historical romance will tap at your tear ducts.
Running time : 1 hour 52 minutes
Ratings : 7.1 IMDb / 88% Rotten Tomatoes
Little Women (2019) infuses a literary classic with new life. This multi-award winning film draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author's alter-ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.
This is the story of four young women, each determined to live life on their own terms. Featuring a stellar cast, including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Meryl Streep, this film proves that some stories truely are timeless.
Running time : 2 hours 15 minutes
Ratings : 7.8 IMDb / 95% Rotten Tomatoes