THE JUNGLE BOOK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jon Favreau Stars: Neel Sethi, voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o, Garry Shandling. Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphan boy raised in the jungle by wolves, has been told many times on screen before, most notably in the 1967 animated version from Disney studios. That was the last film that Walt Disney himself was personally involved with, as he died before it was released. Since then there have been several other versions, including Continue reading

KNIGHT OF CUPS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terrence Malick Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Wes Bentley, Teresa Palmer, Joe Mangianello, Imogen Poots, Joel Kinnaman, Nick Offerman, Antonio Banderas, Isabel Lucas, Ben Kingsley, Jason Clarke, Nicky Whelan. Once upon a time Terrence Malick was a revered filmmaker, especially after his first two films - the powerful Badlands and the visually beautiful Days Of Heaven. But lately he seems to have become more obtuse in his filmmaking, churning out soporific and dull psychological claptrap. Since Continue reading

THE WALK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Zemeckis Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Clement Siboney, Cesar Dombay, Mark Camacho, Steve Valentine, Benedict Samual, Vitorrio Rossi. Approximately twelve men have walked on the surface of the moon, but only one man has walked a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Centre in New York. In 1974 Frenchman Phillippe Petit spent some 45 minutes 100 floors above the street, without a safety harness, enthralling New Yorkers who had gathered below. Petit's Continue reading

LIFE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anton Corbijn Stars: Dane DeHaan, Robert Pattinson, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Alessandro Mastronardi. In 1955, photographer Robert Stock took that iconic photograph of actor James Dean strolling through the rain in Times Square. It was a photograph that immortalised the young star and created a timeless image of the actor's brooding presence and rebellious nature. This Australian-Canadian co-production, written by Australian novelist Luke Davies (Candy, etc) tells the story behind that iconic photograph and the brief, unusual and Continue reading

SELF/LESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tarsem Singh Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley, Victor Gerber, Derek Luke, Jaynee-Lynn Kinchen, Melora Hardin, Michelle Dockery, Sam Page, Brandan McCarthy. What starts out as a slick high concept sci-fi thriller and morality tale slowly deteriorates into a formulaic and routine action thriller by the end. Damian Hart (Ben Kinglsey) is a ruthless billionaire real estate mogul who has been given a death sentence when he is diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. He is estranged from his only daughter Continue reading