DREAM HORSE – Review by Diane Carson

Director Euros Lyn has crafted the remarkable, real story of thoroughbred Dream Alliance into the fictionalized narrative Dream Horse,. Although rather formulaic and totally predictable, the film is completely charming and overwhelmingly delightful. As stars Toni Collette and Damian Lewis play off each other perfectly, we realize Dream Horse is more about the residents of a Welsh village than this amazing steed.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Toni Collette to direct WRITERS AND LOVERS – Brandy McDonnell reports

Oscar-nominated actor Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense, Hereditary, Knives Out) will make her feature directorial debut with an adaptation of Lily King’s 2020 novel Writers and Lovers. Along with helming, Collette will produce the film under her Vocab Films banner and write the script with Nick Payne (Wanderlust, The Crown). Weiters and Lovers is King’s fifth novel and a New York Times bestseller.

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I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS – Review by Susan Granger

While writer/director Charlie Kaufman’s films –Syndoche, New York, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich and Adaptation – are, admittedly, an acquired taste, his latest venture into dual identities and dreamlike realities is his most eerie, abstract and confusing.

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I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS – Review by Sarah Ward

Its title is a statement of uncertainty, so it should come as no surprise that much is far from firm within I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Charlie Kaufman’s latest feature. Adapting the novel of the same name by Iain Reid, I’m Thing of Ending Things makes good on its moniker by letting its audience into the protagonist’s head — though not as literally as Being John Malkovich, nor as creatively as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS – Review by Diane Carson

Prepare to dive down a rabbit hole of memory and joyful exploration of disconnected sequences. Figuring out how the pieces fit is a pointless endeavor. The only way to weave happily through this two and a quarter hour fantasy is to surrender to the tantalizing, playful, disjointed interactions and embrace the joy of letting go of reason and judgment.

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KNIVES OUT – Review by Sharronda Williams

In writer/director Rian Johnson’s comedy thriller, renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, and the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate and the plot twists wildly — and hilariously.

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