ATOMIC BLONDE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Leitch Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Toby Jones, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan, James Faulkner, Til SChweiger, Barbara Sukowa, Sophia Boutella, Roland Moller, Bill Skarsgard, Martin Angerbauer. Berlin 1989. The Cold War is in its death throes, and the Berlin Wall, the symbol of the Cold War that has divided East and West for three decades, is about to be torn down. Into this tense period of history comes Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron), a British agent who has come to Berlin to investigate the murder of a fellow agent Continue reading

HANNAH ARENDT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Margarethe Von Trotta Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Janet McTeer. The banality of the biopic? Hannah Arendt is regarded as one of the most important, provocative and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century. It's probably not surprising that Arendt is an anagram of ardent, because she certainly was an outspoken and passionate thinker and writer. A philosopher, intellectual and political theorist, she coined the phrase "the banality of evil" after covering the war crimes trial of former Nazi Adolf Eichmann. This biopic of the Continue reading