THE INNOCENTS

Reviewed by GREG KING Stars: Lou De Laage, Agata Kulesza, Agata Buzek, Joanna Kulig, Dorota Kuduk, Vincent Macaigne. This French/Polish production looks at the horrors of war and the consequences of war from a different perspective. The Innocents is inspired by a little-known incident that happened in Poland at the end of WWII. The setting is a secluded convent outside Warsaw. A convent should have been a place of refuge and a safe haven from the horrors of war, but instead it became a place of terror. When the Russian troops liberated Poland from the Germans Continue reading

GEMMA BOVERY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anne Fontaine Stars: Gemma Arterton, Fabrice Luchini, Jason Flemyng, Niels Schneider,Mel Raido,Elsa Wylbersetin, Kacey Mottet Klein, Pip Torrens, Edith Scob. This contemporary retelling of Gustave Flaubert's 1856 tragic tale Madame Bovary is something of a dull affair, despite its lashings of sex and infidelity and comedy. The film is based on the popular graphic novel written in 1999 by Posy Simmonds, who previously wrote Tamara Drewe, which was filmed starring Gemma Arterton (from the Bond film Quantum Of Solace, etc). Arterton Continue reading