A STAR IS BORN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bradley Cooper Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Anthony Ramos, Sam Elliott, Rafi Gavron, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, Ron Rifkin, Barry Shabaka Henley, Alec Baldwin, Greg Grunberg, Drena De Niro, Lukas Nelson. This is the fourth version of the classic story that was first filmed in 1937 with Frederick March and Janet Gaynor in the lead roles. It was notably remade in 1954 as a musical with James Mason and Judy Garland in the lead roles. It is forty years since we saw Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in their version of A Continue reading

PATERSON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jim Jarmusch Stars: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, Masatoshi Nagase. Independent filmmaker and auteur Jim Jarmusch is something of an acquired taste and his languidly paced, usually slow moving and often oblique films do not hold broad appeal. His films are often melancholy and focus more on mood rather than narrative drive. There is a melancholy tone and deadpan style to much of his work (Broken Flowers, Lost In Translation, etc). He has directed films that nominally embrace a number of different genres, Continue reading