SUSPIRIA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Luca Guadagnino Stars: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Moretz Grace, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper, Angela Winkler, Elena Fokina, Sylvie Testud, Ingrid Caven, Renee Soutendijk, Clementine Houdart. Not since Black Swan has the world of ballet been so sinister and laced with menace. Suspiria is set in Berlin, a divided city, in the 1970s. Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson, from the Fifty Shades trilogy, etc) is an ambitious American ballet dancer who arrives in Berlin keen to win a spot at the prestigious Helena Markos Dance Academy. Continue reading

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Olivier Assayas Stars: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz, Johnny Flynn, Brady Corbet, Hans Zischler, Angela Winkler, Lars Eidinger. Maria Enders (played by Juliette Binoche) is a veteran actress whose career was launched years ago with a role in a play called Maloja Snake. Now a legendary film star in her own right, Enders is being asked to return to the stage in a revival of the play that made her famous. But instead of playing the role of the alluring young Sigrid, who eventually drives her boss Helen to suicide, Continue reading