Rating: PG-13 Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Goode, Liv Lisa Fries, Jodi Balfour, Orla Brady Writers: Mark St. Germain and Matthew Brown, based on the play by Mark St. Germain and suggested by THE QUESTION OF GOD by Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr. Director: Matthew Brown Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics Release Date: December 22, 2023 It is reported that, a few weeks before his death, the renowned psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud met with an unnamed professor from Oxford University. FREUD’S LAST SESSION, based on the play by Mark St. Germain, with a screenplay by St. Germain and the film’s director Matthew […]Read On »
For those who take the pace, wit and generally immersive atmosphere of the HARRY POTTER films for granted, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER is the latest example of the fact that making family-friendly fantasy is not as easy as it looks. The third of the films based on C.S. Lewis’ CHRONICLES OF NARNIA follows characters introduced in THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE and its sequel, PRINCE CASPIAN. Siblings Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley), now in their teens, are waiting out WWII at the home of their aunt and uncle; older siblings Peter and Susan are in America with their parents. Edmund and Lucy miss their days of adventure in Narnia and are coping with annoying, resentful younger cousin Eustace (Will Poulter), who can’t understand why they keep nattering on about an imaginary country. Then a painting on the wall comes to life and Edmund, Lucy and Eustace are all transported to a Narnian ocean, where they are rescued by a vessel captained by now-King Caspian (Ben Barnes). Caspian is happy to see his old friends again – he and his crew are off to find what became of seven missing lords. There’s an evil mist, a dark island, temptations and some deus ex machina up ahead.