MORGAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Luke Scott Stars: Kate Mara, Rose Leslie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, Paul Giamatti, Michelle Yeoh, Boyd Holbrook, Vinette Robinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Cox, Chris Sullivan, Michael Yare. Morgan: A Suitable Case For Termination? In a remote laboratory, a team of scientists have artificially created a young girl who has highly developed mental faculties. Morgan (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) has largely been raised in isolation and has little outside stimulation to shape her understanding of the world. She is confined to a Continue reading

EX MACHINA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Alex Garland Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno. Novelist and screenwriter Alex Garland is interested in exploring thought provoking ideas about technology and the breakdown of society, and dystopian worlds. He is best known for his collaborations with director Danny Boyle (The Beach, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, etc). With his latest film though Garland tackles the concept of artificial intelligence, a theme that has been explored in science fiction films before, from the sinister rogue computer HAL in the Continue reading

HER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Spike Jonze Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams. Former music video director Spike Jonze is a visionary filmmaker who has done some of his best work when working with off beat scripts penned by the eccentric and imaginative Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation), which incorporate elaborate special effects and emotional truths. Her is only the second film he has written for the screen as well as directed, following his adaptation of Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are, and it is his most personal film Continue reading