THE LAST VERMEER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dan Friedkin Stars: Claes Bang, Guy Pearce, Vicky Krieps, August Diehl, Olivia Grant, Roland Moller. A little-known figure outside the art world, Han van Meegeren is a national folk hero in his native Holland. He is also recognised as one of the greatest art forgers in history. This drama, set in the aftermath of WWII and dealing with the legacy of the art works stolen by the Nazis, brings his story into sharp focus. After the war ended, an allied force discovered a trove of Nazi art treasures hidden in a salt mine in Austria. Continue reading

THE FATHER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Florian Zeller Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewll, Olivia Williams, Mark Gattis. Anthony (played by actor Anthony Hopkins, in his Oscar nominated role) is an older man in his 80s, but he is fairly robust and set in his ways. He has lived in his cramped London flat for years, but as his mind begins to fail him he refuses any help. His dutiful daughter Anne (Oscar winner Olivia Colman, from The Favorite, etc) is moving to Paris to be with her boyfriend, and it becomes clear that other arrangements will Continue reading

TOM & JERRY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tim Story Stars: Chloe Grace Moretz, Michael Pena, Colin Jost, Pallavi Sharda, Ken Jeong, Patsy Ferran, Rob Delaney, Jordan Bolger. The popular cartoon characters of Tom and Jerry were created by Hanna-Barbera in 1940 and featured in some 161 short animation films between 1940 and 1958. The pair and their hijinks also became a staple of Merrie Melodies and Saturday afternoon matinees. A previous attempt to bring the characters to life on the big screen in 1992 was a massive failure. Now the duo is back on the big screen in a Continue reading

PETER RABBIT 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Will Gluck Stars: Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, and voices of James Corden, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, Lennie James, Ewen Leslie, Damon Herriman, Aimee Horne, Colin Moody. This is a sequel to Peter Rabbit, the 2018 mix of live action and animation that brought to life the enduring characters created by Beatrix Potter. Director Will Gluck returns, and he ramps up the stakes here, but somehow the film lacks the freshness and sense of innocence of the original. Bea (Rose Byrne) and Thomas (Domhnall Continue reading

GODZILLA VS KONG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Adam Wingard Stars: Alexander Skarsgard, Rebecca Hall, Bryan Tyree Henry, Demian Bichir, Millie Bobby Brown, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, Shun Ogiri, Eiza Gonzalez, Lance Reddick, Kaylee Hottle, Ronny Chieng, . Two of the screen’s most iconic monsters Godzilla and King Kong square off against each other in this eagerly anticipated big budget CGI heavy film that is the latest entry into the Monsterverse franchise. This is not the first time that these two primordial monsters have duked it out – the first time was way back in Continue reading