DUNKIRK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, B arry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Jack Lowden. Films like Saving Private Ryan and Hacksaw Ridge have given us gritty, visceral and harrowing depictions of the horrors and carnage of war, and the senseless loss of young lives, and they have raised the bar of the war movie genre. With his latest film Dunkirk, writer/director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, etc) again Continue reading

PARIS CAN WAIT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Eleanor Coppola Stars: Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin. It's one of those vagaries of film distribution that we sometimes get two films released at the same time with similar plots and ideas. Within the space of a couple of weeks we get two road trip movies featuring two people on a journey through some of the most picturesque areas of Europe, sampling the history, culture and food of the region as they travel. One is the hilarious The Trip To Spain, the third film in the series featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden Continue reading

THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roger Goldby Stars: Pauline Collins, Joan Collins, Franco Nero, Ronald Pickup, Joely Richardson. This female buddy road movie is firmly aimed at the very same demographic who flocked to films like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and The Lady In The Van, although it's more doubtful that they will find that the title here lives up to its promise. The Time Of Their Lives promises much but proves to be a rather uneven and cliched road movie, a sort of geriatric Thelma And Louise, if you will. It's been Continue reading

SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jon Watts Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey jr, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei, Laura Harrier, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Zandaya, Donald Glover, Logan Marshall-Green, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Hannibal Buress, Tyne Daly, Gwyneth Paltrow.   Young British actor Tom Holland (from the tsunami drama The Impossible, etc) is the third actor to play Spiderman and his alter ego Peter Parker in the past fifteen years. He steps into the shoes of Tobey Maguire, who played the web Continue reading

GRADUATION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christian Mungiu Stars: Adrian Titieni, Maria Dragus, Lia Bugnar, Malina Manovici, Petre Ciubotaru, Vlad Ivanov. Romanian journalist turned filmmaker Christian Mungiu earned his second Best Director award at Cannes for his fourth feature film, a rather grim and critical look at Romanian society as it continues to emerge from under the repressive grip of the Ceausescu era and the difficulties of life in his native country. Mungiu makes films that are deep and thoughtful and highlight some of the social issues in Continue reading