The Miracle Club: Set in the 1960’s in a hard-knocks community in Dublin. A group of women head to Lourdes, each of them looking for some sort of healing. It was a mixture of serious and humorous. Each of the women achieve healing, mostly around relationships rather than what they thought needed healing. With stars like Maggie Smith and Kathy Bates, this was a film enjoyed by all who attended. Rating: 4/5
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3: Toula, the key character in previous films in the series, travels to Greece to track down her late father’s childhood friends. It was a delightful and easy film to watch. It was colourful and refreshing with no swearing and fighting. Rating: 3-5/5
A Haunting in Venice: This is the latest Kenneth Branagh portrayal of Hercule Poirot. Poirot is enticed out of retirement to attend a séance. When a series of murders occur, he needs to unravel the mystery. The atmosphere created was excellent and fitted the “haunting” aspect of the story, with many twists and turns. Being set in Venice, the scenery was excellent. Rating: 3-5/5
We plan to meet again in December to discuss further films screened at the Benalla Cinema or perhaps Swanpool.