ON THE LINE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Romuald Boulanger Stars: Mel Gibson, William Moseley, Paul Spera, Alia Seror-O'Neill, Nadia Fares, Kevin Dillon, Enrique Arce, Yoli Fuller, Ravin J Ganatra, Nancy Tate, John Robinson. This claustrophobic thriller mainly set in one location has garnered some of the worst reviews of Mel Gibson’s career. Gibson, a former A-lister, has seen his career falter due to some off-screen indiscretions and he now seems to appear in a number of B-grade films or formulaic straight to DVD movies. And it is unlikely that his latest film, On The Continue reading

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ryan Coogler Stars: Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Tencoh Huerta Mejia, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Dominique Thorne, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Michaela Coel, Isaach De Bankole, Richard Schiff, Robert John Burke, Lake Bell, Anderson Cooper. I must admit that I am over the surfeit of bombastic but increasingly anodyne special effects driven superhero movies that currently seem to dominate cinemas. And with both Black Adam and this sequel to 2018’s hugely successful Black Panther Continue reading

THE VELVET QUEEN

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier In 2019, award winning nature photographer Vincent Munier set out to try and capture vision of the rare and elusive snow leopard in its natural habitat. There are less than 7000 snow leopards in the world today and they mostly live in the most remote regions of the Himalayas, and rarely venture below 3500 feet.   Munier was accompanied on this expedition by Cesar award winning filmmaker and cinematographer Marie Amiguet and his friend, the best-selling travel writer Sylvain Tesson (In Continue reading

SISSY

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Hannah Barlow, Kane Senes Stars: Aisha Dee, Hannah Barlow, Emily De Margheriti, Daniel Monks, Lucy Barrett, Yerin Ha, Shaun Martindale. The COVID pandemic has forced filmmakers to become more creative in their approach, and the horror genre has been one of the genres to naturally lend itself to their small cast and limited locations and settings (and recent films like Barbarian and Bodies, Bodies, Bodies have shown what can be achieved under these circumstances).   This enjoyable but gory horror film from Australian Continue reading

ARMAGEDDON TIME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Gray Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Anthony Hopkins, Banks Repeta, Jaylin Webb, Ryan Sell, John Diehl, Jessica Chastain, Andrew Polk, Tovah Feldshuh. A semi-autobiographical and deeply personal coming of age tale set in New York at the beginning of the 1980s, Armageddon Time is loosely based on director James Gray’s own childhood experiences which helped shape him. And while the film explores many themes that have been typical of his canon, this one builds a strong emotional response from the audience.   Gray’s Continue reading