COLD WAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Pawel Pawilowski Stars: Tomas Kot, Joanna Kulik, Agata Kulesza, Borys Szyc, Jeanne Balibar, Cedric Kahn. This melancholy romantic drama about a pair of star-crossed lovers kept apart in the divided Europe after WWII has been largely inspired by the experiences of Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawilowski’s own parents. Cold War spans some fifteen years and tells of the troubled romance between a pair of musicians. The film was a big winner at Cannes and is Poland’s official entry into the Foreign Language category for the Oscars. Cold War Continue reading

OVERLORD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Julius Avery Stars: Wyatt Russell, Bokeem Woodbine, Jovan Adepo, John Magaro, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbaek, Mathilde Olivier, Iain DeCaestecker, Gianny Taufer, Erich Redman, Dominic Applewhite. Overlord follows a platoon of US soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who parachute into occupied France on the eve of the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy to liberate Europe from the Nazi tyranny. Their mission is to infiltrate a small French village and destroy a radio transmitter located in the steeple of a church. The success Continue reading

AQUAMAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Wan Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Michael Beach, Randall Park, Graham McTavish, Leigh Whannell, Otis Dhanji, voices of Julie Andrews, John Rhys-Davies, Djimon Hounsou. For a long time, DC comics attempts to rival Marvel and its successful Avengers franchise through the creation of its DC Extended Universe with the Justice League have fallen a little flat, and their movies have tended to be dark and dour affairs. The Continue reading

BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Cox Stars: Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Kevin Spacey, Emma Roberts, Jeremy Irvine, Thomas Cocquerel, Ryan Rottman, Bokeem Woodbine, Barney Harris, Billie Lourd, Judd Nelson. Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey’s fall from grace was quite spectacular. Not only was his performance as John Paul Getty in Ridley Scott’s drama All The Money In The World deleted and his performance reshot with the role filled by Christopher Plummer, but he was fired from his hit tv series House Of Cards and his character was killed off. But one film from Continue reading

PEPPERMINT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Pierre Morel Stars: Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher jr, John Ortiz, Annie Ilonzeh, Juan Pablo Raba, Jeff Hephner, Cailey Fleming, Cliff "Method Man" Smith, Eddie Shin, Tyson Ritter, Jeff Harlan. Jane Wick? This violent vigilante thriller with a high body count is like a cross between Keanu Reeves’ ultra-violent John Wick and Death Wish, albeit with a strong female protagonist. Peppermint stars Jennifer Garner, who really came to prominence with her role as international spy Sydney Bristow, who was recruited straight out of Continue reading