Downton Abbey : A New Era (2022)

For fans of the show, this film will feel more like home than the first movie. The first one was fanfare, a way to pull the audiences into the cinemas. This one is unapologetically like the show, moving with a balance of its grace, urgency, mystery and flurry.

To say that it is entertaining won’t do justice to it. It is engaging, beautifully written and does justice all characters and their arcs.

To watch them on screen feels like we are privy to a family home video, such is the connection with the Crawley family.

Watch it to mark the end of the old era and welcome the new one!

5/5

Defending Jacob (2020)

An interesting crime drama that goes back and forth, painting a picture of a murder, with a 14 year old as a prime suspect.

Some fine performances by Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell reveal a world of children parents may be shocked to know is ‘normal’ or ‘no big deal’.

Multiple sub-plots emerge without being over dramatic, which make an even more tense watch.

Good content!

The Gentlemen (2020)

Slick. Bad Ass. Unpredictable. Full of profanity and not just for the sake of it. Twisted.

Excellent ensemble cast which pack powerful punches and leave you with memorable performances. Superb editing. Classic Guy Ritchie direction. Loving all the accents!

Thanks to Village cinemas for the preview show to their members. A highly entertaining and gripping watch!

4/5