WAR ON EVERYONE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Michael McDonagh Stars: Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena, Theo James, Tessa Thompson, Caleb Landry Jones, Zion Rain Leyba, Malcolm Barrett, Paul Reiser, Stephanie Sigman. Irish playwright turned filmmaker John Michael McDonagh has given us a couple of powerful dramas with The Guard and Calvary, both of which were suffused with a strong streak of black humour and quirky touches. So it was with high expectations that I went in to the cinema to see his latest effort, the blackly comic crime caper War On Everyone. What a massive Continue reading

THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Yates Stars: Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadbent, Ben Chaplin. Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs over a century ago, Tarzan is one of the most popular fictional heroes in literature. The child of English aristocrats, he was raised in the jungles of Africa by apes after the death of his parents. He is intelligent, loyal, strong and courageous and fights against evil and colonial powers in deepest darkest Africa. There are a few similarities between his character Continue reading

THE GIVER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Phillip Noyce Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Meryl Streep, Cameron Monaghan. A lot of young adult novels and their subsequent film adaptations now seem to be following a formula and a well established template. Sometime after an apocalyptic event (war, virus, whatever) has laid waste to life as we know it, seemingly utopian and efficiently functioning societies have sprung up that try to bring order out of chaos and rebuild communities that survive and prosper. These Continue reading