DARKEST HOUR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joe Wright Stars: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Ronald Pickup, Stephen Dillane, Samuel West, Adrian Rawlings, David Strathairn. Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour is the second high profile film this year to explore the controversial war time record of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who has been regarded as one of the greatest Britons ever in history. We first saw Brian Cox play him in Churchill, which was set around the lead up to the D-Day invasion of France, in which Churchill was consumed by Continue reading

SWINGING SAFARI – interview with Stephan Elliott

by GREG KING Stephan Elliott’s latest film Swinging Safari is a wild autobiographical coming of age tale that looks at the changing nature of Australia in the 70s with the sexual revolution and American culture becoming more prevalent. It stars Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Julian McMahon, Jeremy Simms, Asher Keddie and Radha Mitchell. Stephan’s films have always “ruffled a few feathers” and this is no exception. Greg sat down with Stephan for a chat about the film and putting his own experiences on the screen, about the casting and about Continue reading

THE POST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Bruce Greenwood, Bradley Whitford, Tracy Letts, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Zach Woods, Pat Healy, Michael Stuhlbarg, Justin Swain. Steven Spielberg’s latest serious drama looks at true story behind the Washington Post’s publication of the Pentagon Papers, the leaked documents that showed the full extent of America’s involvement in the Vietnam War over four decades and revealed how Continue reading

JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jake Kasdan Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Bobby Cannavale, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Ser'Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, Colin Hanks. Not quite a remake of the Joe Johnston directed 1995 film that starred Robin Williams, but rather a lively reboot and an attempt to kickstart a potential new franchise. The original Jumanji was based on the illustrated book written in 1981 by Chris Van Allsburg, who also wrote The Polar Express and Zathura, which shared a few similar themes. In the 1995 Continue reading

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Christopher Plummer, Romain Duris, Charlie Plummer, Timothy Hutton, Andrew Buchan, Charlie Shotwell, Stacy Martin. All The Money In The World is prolific filmmaker Ridley Scott’s dramatization of the real-life kidnapping of J Paul Getty III, the 16-year-old grandson of oil magnate J Paul Getty, the richest man in the world (played here by Christopher Plummer). In 1973 the teenaged Getty was living in Rome when he was snatched off the city streets by Continue reading