A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: J C Chandor Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Elyes Gabel, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter Gerety, Ashley Williams. In 1981 New York was a city in decline, and statistically was regarded as one of the most violent years in its history, with both the crime and murder rate spiraling. This era of lawlessness forms the backdrop for this character driven piece about crime and corruption. This is the third film from director J C Chandor, whose impressive filmography includes Margin Call, a Continue reading

SOMETHING BORROWED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Luke Greenfield Stars: Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski, Ashley Williams, Colin Egglesfield. Something Borrowed is certainly an appropriate title for this bland and formulaic romantic comedy, which borrows heavily from the cliches and general plot elements of a number of films from this over crowded genre. Something Borrowed has been scripted by Jennie Snyder, and based on the best selling novel by Emily Griffin, and most notably the plot resembles My Best Friend’s Wedding, which starred Julie Roberts and Cameron Continue reading