ARRIVAL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Denis Villeneuve Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O'Brien, Tzi Ma. For the most part science fiction movies tend to fall into different camps - there are the rollicking space adventures like Star Trek, Star Wars, Alien, and Independence Day, featuring intergalactic battles with alien creatures; the out and out futuristic action yarns like Total Recall, Blade Runner, etc; or more intelligent and cerebral offerings that try to deal with the concept of intelligent life in the universe, films Continue reading

A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: J C Chandor Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Elyes Gabel, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter Gerety, Ashley Williams. In 1981 New York was a city in decline, and statistically was regarded as one of the most violent years in its history, with both the crime and murder rate spiraling. This era of lawlessness forms the backdrop for this character driven piece about crime and corruption. This is the third film from director J C Chandor, whose impressive filmography includes Margin Call, a Continue reading