BULLET TRAIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Leitch Stars: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henrcarioy, Andrew Koji, Logan Lerman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Benito A Martinez Ocasio, Zazie Beetz, Masi Oka, Karen Fukuhara, Sandra Bullock, Channing tatum, Ryan Reynolds. Assassins on a train?  In neon lit Tokyo, a disparate group of characters board the overnight bullet train between Tokyo and Kyoto. Each of these characters has their own reason for being on the train, which are revealed in a series of colourful flashback sequences. Continue reading

THE LOST CITY

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Aaron and Adam Nee Stars: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Brad Pitt, Da'Vin Joy Randolph, Oscar Nunez, Patti Harrison. The DNA of the far superior Romancing The Stone is all over this action comedy from filmmaking siblings Aaron and Adam Nee (Band Of Robbers, etc).   Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) is a reclusive author who writes a series of bestselling romantic fiction adventures featuring her heroic creation Lothario Dah, a ruggedly handsome adventurer in the Indiana Jones mold. The model who plays him on Continue reading

ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Quentin Tarantino Stars: Leonardo Di Caprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Bruce Dern, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Madsen, Damian Lewis, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Hammond, Margaret Qualley, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Rafal Zawierucha, Maya Hawke. Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film is a love letter to movies and the golden years of Hollywood and television. But as the title suggests it is also something of a fairy tale. Set against the backdrop of Hollywood in 1969, this sprawling Continue reading

ALLIED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Zemeckis Stars: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Simon McBurney, Lizzy Caplan, August Diehl, Matthew Goode, Thierry Fremont. This old-fashioned World War Two set romantic drama from director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Castaway, etc) tries to be a Casablanca for the twenty first century. But it is also the film that brought Brad Pitt and costar Marion Cotillard together and sparked rumours that their on screen romance continued after the cameras stopped rolling. It is a bit like Mr And Mrs Smith, the romantic Continue reading

BY THE SEA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Angelina Jolie-Pitt Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie-Pitt, Niels Arestrup, Melanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Richard Bohringer. A glamorous American couple holidaying in Europe arrive at a small seaside village, and settle into a beautiful little hotel overlooking the Mediterranean. But it is soon clear that their marriage is in crisis. Roland (Brad Pitt) is a writer who is suffering from a severe case of writer's block, and he finds inspiration at the bottom of a bottle. Vanessa (Angelina Jolie) is a former dancer who is battling a Continue reading