THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: F Gary Gray Stars: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Ludacris Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Patrick St Esprit, Elsa Pataky, Janmario Santiago, Kristofer Hivju, Peter Hansen. The Fate Of The Furious is the eighth instalment in the successful franchise that has boasted some wildly over the top car action and outrageous stunts that defy the laws of gravity. But with each successive entry since Tokyo Drift, the third film in the Continue reading

THE COUNTRY DOCTOR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Thomas Lilti Stars: Francois Cluzet, Marianne Denicourt, Christophe Odent, Yohann Goetzmann, Isabelle Sadoyan, Felix Moati. Une Pratique De Pays? After screenings at the French Film Festival this gentle, bittersweet drama gets a limited cinematic release on the art house circuit. Jean-Pierre Werner (played by Francois Cluzet, from The Intouchables, etc) is a dedicated doctor in a regional area of France. He is the sort of old fashioned doctor who puts his patients ahead of monetary considerations, a bit like the Gallic equivalent Continue reading

THE BOSS BABY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tom McGrath Stars: voices of Alec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire, James McGrath, Conrad Vernon, Walt Dohrn. A rather silly premise drives this latest animated comedy from the Dreamworks Studios. Seven-year-old Tim Templeton (voiced by Miles Bakshi, who is the grandson of animator Ralph Bakshi) is an only child with a healthy and vivid imagination. He enjoys the undivided love and attention from his parents (voiced by Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow), who read him stories and sing Continue reading

THE SPACE BETWEEN US

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Chelsom Stars: Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino, BD Wong, Janet Montgomery, Colin Egglesfield, Peter Chelsom. The kid who fell to Earth? In 2018 a small group of astronauts head off to live on Mars in an experimental colony known as East Texas. This space mission is the brainchild of Nathaniel Shepherd (Gary Oldman), a billionaire entrepreneur clearly modelled on Richard Branson, who is the CEO of Genesis Space Technologies. But unknown to the mission organisers until it is too late, Sarah Continue reading

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Otto Bell. This is one of the most gorgeous and visually stunning documentaries I’ve seen in a long time. First time feature documentary filmmaker Otto Bell, who comes from a background in advertising, gives us a rare glimpse into to lives and traditions of the nomadic Kazakh tribespeople who live in the remote foothills of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia. We’ve seen a couple of fictional dramas set in this world, with The Story Of The Weeping Camel in 2003 and Tulpan in 2008, but this documentary Continue reading