JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: J A Bayona Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Justice Smith, Ted Levine, Rafe Spall, James Cromwell, Isabella Sermon, Geraldine Chaplin, Toby Jones, Daniella Pineda, B D Wong, Jeff Goldblum. Like so many other long running and successful film franchises before it, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the fifth film in the Jurassic Park franchise, delivers diminishing returns. And while the special effects and CGI technology that brought dinosaurs to life on the big screen has advanced markedly Continue reading

FOCUS

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Gerald McRaney, Rodrigio Santoro, Adrian Martinez, B D Wong, Brennan Brown, Robert Taylor, Dotan Bonen, Domninic Fumusa. Will Smith desperately needs a hit to reverse his box office slump, especially in the wake of some recent misfires like the dire After Earth, which a fellow critic labelled After Birth. Focus is another of those heist caper crime films about a clever and charismatic con man, and it adheres closely to the familiar formula followed by films like Continue reading

SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud Stars:Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, B D Wong, Mako, Danny Denzongpa, Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchik, Lhakpa Tsamchoe, Jetsun Pema, Victor Wong Running Time:136 minutes. The film begins in 1939, when Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer (Brad Pitt) set out on an expedition to climb Nanga Parbat, an inaccessible peak in the Himalayas. The expedition was a failure, and when war broke out, Harrer and his fellow climbers were imprisoned in a British POW camp in India. After many unsuccessful attempts, Harrer and his friend Continue reading