NIGHT WILL FALL

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Andre Singer. What a powerful, moving but grim film to start the day with! When the allied troops liberated the concentration camps in 1945 Allied soldiers, who had been specially trained as cameramen, filmed the stark conditions as a record of the atrocities committed by the Nazis. They captured some horrific and deeply disturbing images of malnourished and emaciated bodies, mass graves, the sick and elderly who had almost given up hope, and survivors who were too listless and weak to move. And the soldiers talked about Continue reading

HERCULES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brett Ratner Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Peter Mullan, Joseph Fiennes, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Tobias Santelmann, Rebecca Ferguson, Isaac Andrews, Joe Anderson, Nicholas Moss. Having endured numerous other dire films about Greek Gods, demi-gods and warriors fighting to save their precious kingdoms from attacking enemies (300: Rise Of An Empire, Clash Of The Titans and its risible sequel, and especially Renny Harlin's recent awful Legend Of Hercules, etc) I had low expectations Continue reading

THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Morgan Spurlock. Rabble rousing Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has tackled the issue of obesity in Super Size Me, and looked at terrorism and the cult of personality in Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden? Like Michael Moore, Spurlock is a shameless showman who loves attention-getting stunts to illustrate his viewpoint, even if his subject matter is more lightweight and seemingly trivial by comparison. In his latest documentary he turns his attention to the potent power and insidious Continue reading

THE FAMILY MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brett Ratner Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tea Leoni, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Piven, Saul Rubinek, Josef Sommer, Harve Presnell, Amber Valletta, Mackenzie Vega. The spirit of Frank Capra's enduring Christmas classic It's A Wonderful Life runs throughout this well meaning romantic comedy/drama in which a rapacious, uptight Wall Street broker suddenly discovers that maybe greed is not so good and, sometimes, the best things in life are the simple things. Thirteen years ago, hot shot financial whiz kid Jack Campbell (Nicolas Cage) left his Continue reading