THE NEON DEMON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Stars: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Alessandro Nivola, Desmond Harrington, Karl Glusman. Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is no stranger to controversy. He announced himself as a filmmaker to watch with his powerful and gritty Pusher trilogy, and his prison film Bronson, starring Tom Hardy, was a pile driver of a movie. The action thriller Drive, with Ryan Gosling, was embraced by a more mainstream audience, but since then his films seem to have Continue reading

A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: J C Chandor Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Elyes Gabel, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter Gerety, Ashley Williams. In 1981 New York was a city in decline, and statistically was regarded as one of the most violent years in its history, with both the crime and murder rate spiraling. This era of lawlessness forms the backdrop for this character driven piece about crime and corruption. This is the third film from director J C Chandor, whose impressive filmography includes Margin Call, a Continue reading