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Review: JUDY

Renée Zellweger is the total package to play legendary performer Judy Garland. Zellweger is an actress who can sing (Chicago), do drama (Cold Mountain) and deliver a punchline (Bridget Jones). She leverages all of the above to bring life and star power to what might otherwise be a rather dry biopic about the singer and actress who rose to fame as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and died some 30 years later of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 47.

Review: Viceroy’s House

It’s been 70 years since the British left India and split it in two while they were at it. Viceroy’s House is a very BBC telling of those last weeks, as Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey) and his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson, X-Files) arrive in New Delhi to oversee the handover. Religious violence is rocking the country and the Muslim minority is pushing for their own country. It’s no surprise how that turns out, but the personal story of a Muslim woman Aalia (Huma Qureshi) and her Hindu suitor Jeet (Manish Dayal, The Hundred-Foot Journey) gives the film some context around the problems inherent in that split. It’s a very political world vs real people story.