NIGHTCRAWLER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dan Gilroy Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton. When we first meet Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) he is a loner, a grifter and petty thief stealing copper wire to make some extra cash. But then one night while driving around Los Angeles on the lookout for another opportunity he drives past a car crash. He spies a veteran cameraman (Bill Paxton) recording the carnage and quickly asks him a series of questions about his work. When he sees the footage on the morning news he believes he has found his Continue reading

VERTICAL LIMIT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Martin Campbell Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Robin Tunney, Bill Paxton, Scott Glenn, Izabella Scorpurio, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Taylor, Steve Le Marquand, Temeura Morrison, Stuart Wilson. Martin Campbell (Goldeneye, The Mask Of Zorro, etc) is quickly building a reputation as a director of exciting, action yarns. His latest film Vertical Limit takes audiences on a spectacular thrill ride on top of one of the world's highest and most treacherous mountain peaks, and further enhances his reputation. Vertical Limit combines the Continue reading

A SIMPLE PLAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sam Raimi Stars: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda, Gary Cole, Brent Briscoe, Chelcie Ross, Becky Ann Baker, Jack Walsh. Set in Delano, a small town in America's midwest, during a bitter winter, A Simple Plan invites obvious comparisons to the Coen brothers' Fargo. However, this violent, darkly comic, character driven thriller has a darker and more frightening undertone. A Simple Plan shows how evil can be created out of the most banal circumstances, and how greed and money can change even ordinary people, driving them Continue reading