BABYLON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Damien Chazelle Stars: Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo, Jean Smart, Tobey Maguire, Max Minghella, Olivia Hamilton, Samara Weaving, Lukas Haas, Katherine Waterston, Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, Jeff Garlin, Li Jun Li, Eric Roberts, P J Byrne, Joe Dallesandro, Ethan Suplee, Flea, Albert Hammond jr, Patrick Fugit. Hollywood loves movies that explore its rich history and colourful past, but they are not always as enthusiastically embraced by audiences. The latest film from Oscar winning director Damien Chazelle Continue reading

M3GAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gerard Johnstone Stars: Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng, Amie Donald, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Jen Van Epps, Stephane Garneau-Monten, Lori Dungey, Jack Cassidy, Amy Usherwood. There have been many films that warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence and our addiction to technology and how technology can quickly get out of control with sometimes deadly consequences – from the rogue computers of HAL in Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey and Demon Seed to Skynet in James Cameron’s T2: Continue reading

BLUEBACK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Connolly Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Radha Mitchell, Eric Bana, Erik Thomson, Ariel Joy Donoghue, Isla Fogg, Eddie Baroo, Clarence Ryan, Pedrea Jackson. This earnest, well-meaning but slightly manipulative family friendly film about the beautiful bond between a teenaged girl and a fish is based on the best-selling 1997 novella written by Miles Franklin award winning author Tim Winton (Cloudstreet, etc). Like much of Winton’s work it is steeped in concerns about the natural environment and man’s connections to nature and the Continue reading

MARCEL: THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dean Fleischer-Camp Stars: Dean Fleischer-Camp, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann, Brian Williams, Lesley Stahl, voices of Jenny Slate, Isabella Rossellini. This cute and clever mockumentary about an anthromorphic one-inch-tall shell uses stop motion photography and state of the art animation to good effect, resulting in a quirky and surreal film that will amuse and entertain audiences of all ages.  Marcel is an adorable little shell with a single googly eye that lives in an Air BnB house along with his grandmother Connie and a piece Continue reading

OPERATION FORTUNE: RUSE DE GUERRE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Guy Ritchie Stars: Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza, Hugh Grant, Cary Elwes, Josh Hartnett, Bugzy Malone, Eddie Marsden, Peter Ferdinando, Max Beesley, Lourdes Faberes. Filmmaker Guy Ritchie gathers together most of his usual band of players for this exciting, action packed but cliched, formulaic globe-trotting spy movie adventure that ticks all the right boxes for the genre.   When a mysterious device (the film’s macguffin) is stolen from a secret laboratory MI6 needs to act quickly to recover it before it can be deployed. Continue reading