CHARLIE’S ANGELS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Elizabeth Banks Stars: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart, Nat Faxon, Sam Claflin, Djimon Hounsou, Jonathan Tucker, Chris Pang, Luis Gerardo Mendez, Noah Centineo. The original Charlie’s Angels television series was a hit in the 70s and ran for five seasons from 1976-81. It depicted the exploits of three highly talented and well-trained female detectives who worked for the fictitious Charles Townsend Agency. This reboot is the third feature film version based on the original series, Continue reading

FORD V FERRARI

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Mangold Stars: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Tracy Letts, Jon Bernthal, Josh Lucas, Caitriona Balfe, Noah Jupe, Ray McKinnon, Jack McMullen, Remo Girone. There have been a number of great car racing movies, with the likes of Le Mans and Grand Prix in the 60s to Winning and Bobby Deerfield in the 70s and Days Of Thunder in the 90s, to the more recent Rush, which depicted the rivalry between champion drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. And now we get this dramatization of the rivalry between two famous car manufacturers, a Continue reading

PAIN AND GLORY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Pedro Almodovar Stars: Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Asier Etxenadia, Leonardo Sbaragila, Asier Flores, Cesar Vicente, Julieta Serrano, Nora Navas, Cecilia Roth. Queer iconoclastic auteur Pedro Almodovar gives us one of his most personal films to date with the semi-autobiographical Pain And Glory, which spans some five decades and gives us insights into the flamboyant director’s own personality and his creative processes. Almodovar has recently turned 70, and is obviously in a more reflective mood here. This is something of Continue reading

SUZI Q – interview with Liam Firmager

by GREG KING Suzi Quatro’s career as a rock star and performer has spanned five decades and given us classic hits like Can The Can. But more importantly she was a trailblazer, a female rock star who paved the way for others like Joan Jett and Debbie Harry. This comprehensive documentary traces her life and career from her childhood in Detroit to her chart topping success and her hardships along the way. Director Liam Firmagen has gained access to wealth of archival footage and interview material to shape this wonderful insight into Suzi and her music. Greg spoke to Continue reading

EMU RUNNER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Imogen Thomas Stars: Wayne Blair, Rhae-Kye Waites, Rob Carlton, Georgia Blizzard, Rodney McHughes, Maurial Spearim, Mary Waites, Lindsay Waites. Nine-year old Gemma (played by newcomer Rhae-Kye Waites) is a Ngemba aboriginal girl growing up in the NSW town of Berrawina, some 500 miles north of Sydney. She is devastated when her mother dies during a fishing expedition to the local river. Gemma’s father Jay Jay (Wayne Blair, a filmmaker in his own right with the award-winning crowd pleaser The Sapphires to his credit) tries to hold Continue reading