THE GOLDFINCH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Crowley Stars: Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Nicole Kidman, Finn Wolfhart, Luke Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Sarah Paulson, Aneurin Barnard, Dennis O'Hare, Robert Joy, Ashleigh Cummings, Willa Fitzgerald, Boyd Gaines. This lacklustre adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning 2013 novel, which spent 30 weeks at the tops of the best seller lists, is something of a massive misfire. The Dickensian novel was essentially a coming of age tale that spanned nearly a decade and followed the troubled journey of its protagonist Continue reading

BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Cox Stars: Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Kevin Spacey, Emma Roberts, Jeremy Irvine, Thomas Cocquerel, Ryan Rottman, Bokeem Woodbine, Barney Harris, Billie Lourd, Judd Nelson. Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey’s fall from grace was quite spectacular. Not only was his performance as John Paul Getty in Ridley Scott’s drama All The Money In The World deleted and his performance reshot with the role filled by Christopher Plummer, but he was fired from his hit tv series House Of Cards and his character was killed off. But one film from Continue reading

BABY DRIVER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Edgar Wright Stars: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Bernthal, Flea, Lanny Joon, C J Jones.   British director Edgar Wright (Shaun Of The Dead, etc) was raised on a diet of Hollywood genre films, but his quirky sensibility and sense of humour subverts the usual tropes of the genre. His Hot Fuzz was a loving homage to those American crime films he loved watching. A decade on he returns to the crime genre with Baby Driver, an immensely entertaining and fast paced heist Continue reading

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jason Reitman Stars: Adam Sandler, Rosemarie De Wit, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Ansel Elgort, Olivia Crococchia, Travis Trope, Kaitlyn Dever, Dean Norris, Emma Thompson, Dennis Haysbert, Timothee Chalamet, J K Simmons, Katherine C Hughes, Will Peltz, David Denman. Filmmaker Jason Reitman is the son of filmmaker Ivan Reitman (Twins, Ghostbusters, etc), but unlike his father who prefers lightweight comedies, he is more interested in exploring important issues and social problems. Reitman junior's films include Up In The Air, Continue reading