FALL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Scott Mann Stars: Grace Caroline Currey, Virginia Gardner, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mason Gooding. With its vertiginous camera work, the small budget thriller Fall is ultimately scarier and more terrifying than most recent horror movies.  When the film opens Becky Connor (Grace Caroline Currey, from Shazam!, etc), her husband Dan (Mason Gooding) and her best friend Shiloh Hunter (Virginia Gardner, from the 2018 remake of Halloween, etc) are seen “free climbing” a steep cliff face. But then tragedy occurs and Dan Continue reading

BODIES BODIES BODIES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Halina Reijn Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Pete Davidson, Maria Bakalova, Rachel Sennott, Lee Pace, Chase Sui Wonders, Myah'la Herrold. A group of entitled and nihilistic twenty somethings gather for a weekend “hurricane party” at the house of bratty rich kid David (comedian Pete Davidson, from The King Of Staten Island, etc) as a storm rages around them. Sophie (Amandla Stenberg, from The Hate U Give, etc) arrives unexpectedly with her latest girlfriend, the timid Russian Bee (Maria Bakalova, from Borat Subsequent Movie Film, etc) in Continue reading

AFTER EVER HAPPY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Castille Landon Stars: Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Josephine Langon, Chance Perdomo, Louise Latham, Mira Sorvino, Stephen Moyer. This melodramatic teen romance is the fourth film based on the series of Harry Styles inspired fan fiction YA novels written by New York Times bestselling author Anna Todd, which deals with the tumultuous on and off again romance between bad boy Hardin Scott and Tessa Young, who first met in college. The first film was released in 2019, with subsequent entries in the series following every year since and has Continue reading

TICKET TO PARADISE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ol Parker Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Kaitlyn Dever, Billie Lourd, Maxime Bouttier, Genevieve Lemon, Lucas Bravo. Shot in Queensland Ticket To Paradise is a formulaic and lightweight but ultimately bland romantic comedy that pairs Hollywood heavyweights George Clooney and Julia Roberts for their fifth film together. It will be crowd pleasing entertainment for undemanding audiences of a certain age.  Clooney plays David, a successful architect who has been divorced from Georgia (Roberts) for 14 years, and they are Continue reading

FLUX GOURMET

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Strickland Stars: Asa Butterfield, Gwendoline Christie, Fatma Mahomed, Ariane Labed, Makis Papadimitriou, Richard Bremmer. Food, sex and art are three of the key ingredients in the latest bizarre cinematic concoction from British director Peter Strickland, who is based in Hungary. This black comedy is an absurdist satire of the contemporary art world with its provocateurs, sycophantic backers and receptive audiences and the creative process itself. Over the course of his four features Strickland has established his own Continue reading