BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nicholas Vanier Stars: Felix Bossuet, Tcheky Karyo, Dimitri Storoge, Andreas Pietschmann, Margaux Chatelier, Urbain Cancelier, Mehdi, Paloma Palma, Jan Oliver Schroeder, Tom Sommerlatte, Karine Androver, Loic Varraut. I didn't quite know what to expect from this film apart from the fact that it was another tale of boy and his dog. But Belle And Sebastian proves to be so much more. There are a number of subplots woven through out the story, but director Nicholas Vanier (The Last Trapper, etc) manages to tie them all up neatly and Continue reading

CALVARY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Michael McDonagh Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Dylan Moran, Aidan Gillen, Domhnall Gleeson, M Emmett Walsh, Killian Scott, Isaach De Bankole, Marie-Josie Croze, David Wilmot, Pat Shortt, Gary Lydon, Owen Sharpe, Orla O'Rourke. This film has one of the best opening lines for quite some time. "I first tasted semen when I was seven years old," an unnamed man tells Catholic priest Father James Lavelle (Brendon Gleeson) in the confession box. Father James listens as the man than tells him that he was raped by a Continue reading

YVES SAINT LAURENT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jalil Lespert Stars: Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon, Laura Smet, Nikolai Kinski, Marie deVillepin, Ruben Alves, Alexandre Steiger. Yves Saint Laurent is one of the iconic fashion designers of the 20th century, who had a colourful and turbulent life behind the scenes of the fashion world. There have been a couple of documentaries exploring his life and influence, including 2002's Yves Saint Laurent: His Life And Times from director David Teboul, which have offered more insight into the designer's complex personality Continue reading

THE LAST IMPRESARIO

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Gracie Otto. Michael White may be the most famous man you've never heard of. Indeed former model and actress turned filmmaker Gracie Otto (Three Blind Mice, etc) had never heard of White until she met him at a party at Cannes in 2010. She saw an elderly but elegant man holding court at one of the many parties at Cannes and was intrigued about him. She approached him, and after chatting to him for a while she was, to her surprise, invited to another party. The more she learned about White and his fascinating background Continue reading

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dean Deblois Stars: voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Djimon Hounsou, Craig Ferguson, Kristin Wiig, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T J Miller, Kit Harrington. Dreamworks has certainly established itself as one of the powerhouses in the animation field over the past twenty years, and now they even rival the mighty Pixar studios with their successful franchises like Shrek and the Madagascar series. And they seem to have another successful franchise on their hands now with the How To Train Your Continue reading