FREE FIRE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ben Wheatley Stars: Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Michael Smiley, Sam Riley, Jack Reynor, Noah Taylor, Enzo Cilenti, Babou Ceesay, Patrick Bergin. While certainly ambitious in endeavour, the setup for Free Fire is simplicity itself. Boston 1978. Two groups meet in a deserted dockside warehouse to conduct a deal to buy guns. On one side of the deal are Irishmen Chris (Cillian Murphy, from Peaky Blinders, etc) and Frank (Michael Smiley), and on the other side a gang led by the dapper Vernon (South Continue reading

ROOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lenny Abrahamson Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen, William H Macy, Wendy Crewson, Tom McCamus, Amanda Brugel, Cas Anvar . Golden Globe winner Brie Larson (Short Term 12, etc) gives the performance of a lifetime in this dark, disturbing and emotionally affecting psychological drama that is also one of the films of the year. Larson plays a woman known only as Ma, who has been held prisoner for seven years in a backyard garden shed converted into a small 10 by 10m room by an abusive captor known only as Old Continue reading