AMERICAN ANIMALS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bart Layton Stars: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Ann Dowd, Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Chas Allen, Eric Borsuk, Betty Jean Gooch. In 2004, four bored college students attempted a brazen heist in which they set out to steal $12million worth of rare and valuable books from the special collections room of the library at Transylvania University in Kentucky. Spencer Reinhard (played by Barry Keoghan, from Dunkirk and The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, etc) was an aspiring artist who became obsessed with a Continue reading

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Stars: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Camp, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Racahel McAdams. More weirdness from idiosyncratic Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos, who recently gave us the absurdist, dystopian social critique The Lobster. His films do well on the festival circuit, but have also increasingly found support from filmgoers interested in more challenging fare. With their second English language film, Lanthimos and his regular screenwriter Continue reading

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Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Yann Demarge Stars: Jack O'Connell, Sean Harris, Richard Dormer, Sam Reid, Charlie Murphy, Killian Scott, Barry Keoghan. Sectarian violence erupted in Northern Ireland in the early 70s as the bitter conflict between Catholics and Protestants began to spiral out of control. British troops were sent in to try and maintain an uneasy peace. Amongst the green and inexperienced squad sent to Belfast is young private Gary Hook (Jack O'Connell, recently seen in Angelina Jolie's tough war film about survival and endurance Unbroken). The troops Continue reading