KNIGHT OF CUPS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terrence Malick Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Wes Bentley, Teresa Palmer, Joe Mangianello, Imogen Poots, Joel Kinnaman, Nick Offerman, Antonio Banderas, Isabel Lucas, Ben Kingsley, Jason Clarke, Nicky Whelan. Once upon a time Terrence Malick was a revered filmmaker, especially after his first two films - the powerful Badlands and the visually beautiful Days Of Heaven. But lately he seems to have become more obtuse in his filmmaking, churning out soporific and dull psychological claptrap. Since Continue reading

THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Tibbitt Stars: Antonia Banderas, voices of Tom Kenny, Mr Lawrence, Clancy Brown, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Tim Conway, Carolyn Lawrence. This animated film acts as a belated sequel to the Spongebob Squarepants Movie from 2005, but it has proven to be a huge success at the box office, taking in over $150 million already. Created by marine biologist Stephen Hillenberg, Spongebob (voiced by Tom Kenny, who has provided the voice for the character in the long running television series) is a simple soul with custard for Continue reading

THE SKIN I LIVE IN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Pedro Almodovar Stars: Antonio Banderas, Blanca Suarez, Alena Anaya, Marisa Paredes. The Skin I Live In is the latest film from flamboyant Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, and it explores some of his usual themes and preoccupations – obsession, sex, sexual identity, transgender issues, love and desire. It also reunites him with Antonio Banderas, whose career he virtually launched with Labyrinth Of Passion. The pair went on to make five movies together including Law Of Desire and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! before a career in Continue reading