Top 3 Films of the Week

Blockbuster Of The Week

Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (15)

Michael B Jordan as John Clark in Tom Clancy's Without Remorse, directed by Stefano Sollima. Photo: Nadka Klier. Copyright: 2020 Paramount Pictures/Amazon Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Senior Chief John Clark leads a small team of Navy Seals in Aleppo to extract an American asset, held by the Syrians, using intelligence supplied by CIA agent Robert Ritter. The secret incursion ends in a gun battle and during the melee, Clark discovers the captors are ex-Russian military. The team returns home to American soil and the Seals are victims of separate attacks. Clark’s heavily pregnant wife Pam and the couple’s unborn daughter are two of the casualties.

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Romance Of The Week

Wild Mountain Thyme (12A)

Emily Blunt as Rosemary and Jamie Dornan as Anthony in Wild Mountain Thyme, directed by John Patrick Shanley. Copyright: Lionsgate UK. All Rights Reserved.

Rosemary Muldoon hankers dreamily for aloof neighbour Anthony Reilly. He is reluctant to reciprocate Rosemary’s doe-eyed advances. Anthony’s ageing father Tony fears his only child will never marry and the Reilly clan’s proud 121-year history of working the land will die with the next generation. Consequently, Tony proposes bequeathing the farm to his smooth-talking American nephew, Adam. Rosemary is furious that Anthony should be denied his birthright.

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Critic's Choice Of The Week

Nomadland (12A)

Frances McDormand as Fern in Nomadland, directed by Chloe Zhao. Copyright: Searchlight Pictures/20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Sixty-something former gypsum plant worker Fern retrieves precious belongings from her storage locker before she hits snow-laden roads in a rusty white van. A seasonal job fulfilling orders at an Amazon warehouse tides her over. One of Fern’s colleagues, Linda May, quits the cacophonous shop floor for the serenity of a desert camp run by Bob Wells. Fern follows Linda May to sun-scorched Arizona, where she is embraced by dispossessed and displaced souls including David and Swankie.

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