Director: Jim Sheridan.
Starring: Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Theo James. Ireland 2016. 108 mins.
Director Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In The Name Of The Father) delivers a beautifully realised drama based on Sebastian Barry’s novel. It’s the story of Rose (Redgrave), the sole remaining inhabitant of a decrepit psychiatric hospital, who relives the tragic circumstances that sent her there. In the process we meet her younger self (Mara, never better) and a priest (James) complicit in her incarceration. Wonderful performances perfectly interpret Sheridan’s powerful script.
Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg.
Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem. USA 2017. 129 mins.
A down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) is thrust into an all-new adventure when the hulking Captain Salazar (Bardem) escapes from the Devil’s Triangle with his deadly ghost sailors, hell-bent on eliminating every pirate from the seas. Obliged to make an awkward alliance with a beautiful young astronomer and a headstrong young seafarer, Jack also ropes in a few familiar faces on his quest for the Trident of Poseidon, his only hope of survival.