THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz Stars: Shia LeBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, John Hawkes, Jon Bernthal, Bruce Dern, Thomas Haden Church. A charming offbeat feelgood film about an unlikely couple of misfits who embark on a life changing journey and the strong bonds that develop between them. It is a bit like a modern variation on Mark Twain's adventure stories. The film deals with themes of friendship, redemption, human connection, facing obstacles, and living life. The Peanut Butter Falcon is the debut feature film from Continue reading

SEBERG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Benedict Andrews Stars: Kristen Stewart, Jack O'Connell, Vince Vaughn, Anthony Mackie, Margaret Qualley, Colm Meaney, Stephen Root, Yvan Attal. American actress Jean Seberg (played here by Twilight’s Kristen Stewart) made her film debut in 1957 in Otto Preminger’s Saint Joan, but subsequently found fame in France in the 60s as one of the darlings of the French New Wave of cinema. She starred in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960 classic Breathless. In 1968 she returned briefly to Hollywood to star in the musical Paint Your Wagon, opposite Continue reading

COLOR OUT OF SPACE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Stanley Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard, Elliot Knight, Tommy Chong, Josh C Waller, Q'orianka Kilcher. Nicolas Cage movies broadly fall into three categories – the good, the bad and the bizarre. His latest film, a hybrid of sci-fi, alien invasion and horror, based on a 1927 short story written by H P Lovecraft (who is considered the father of the modern horror story) falls into the latter category. Lovecraft was also an influence on the likes of modern horror Continue reading

A HIDDEN LIFE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terrence Malick Stars: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Bruno Ganz, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Nyqvist. I’ve loathed every film revered auteur Terrence Malick has made since The Tree Of Life. His impressionistic take on the material - with its ethereal visuals, non-linear structure, the fragments of whispered, overlapping dialogue, the rapid jump cutting within scenes that barely give a moment room to breathe, the off centre framing of his characters and an obsession with the natural world around us and spirituality – have made Continue reading

LIKE A BOSS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Miguel Arteta Stars: Rose Byrne, Tiffany Haddish, Selma Hayek, Jennifer Coolidge, Billy Poter, Karan Soni, Jessie St Clair, Natasha Rothwell, Ari Graynor . Mia (Rose Byrne) and Mel (Tiffany Haddish, the breakout star of Girls Trip) have been friends since they met in middle school twenty-two years earlier, and they bonded over a mutual passion for makeup and beauty treatments. They eventually established their own self-named DIY beauty company together, which has become moderately successful. While Mel is the creative one, Mia Continue reading