INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Adam Robitel Stars: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Bruce Davison, Javier Botet, Marcus Henderson, Kirk Acevedo, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, Spencer Locke, Tessa Ferrer, Ava Kolker, Pierce Pope. The fourth and (hopefully) final instalment in the supernatural Insidious franchise works as more of a prequel as it gives us the backstory of parapsychologist Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye), who has been the mainstay of the series since its inception in 2011. In the Insidious timeline, The Last Key fits neatly between the original Continue reading

WORDS AND PICTURES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Fred Schepisi Stars: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Bruce Davison, Navid Negahban, Amy Brennerman, Adam Di Marco, Valerie Tian, Christian Scheider, Josh Ssettuba, Janet Kidder. Australian director Fred Schepisi has carved out a career with films that value substance and character over special effects and big action sequences, films like The Eye Of The Storm, a literate adaptation of Patrick White's novel; Six Degrees Of Separation, based on John Ruane's acclaimed play; etc. His latest film is Words And Pictures, based on a script from Continue reading

HIGH CRIMES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Carl Franklin Stars: Ashley Judd, Jim Caviziel, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Davison, Adam Scott Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman are reunited for the first time since the slick serial-killer thriller Kiss The Girls, and their easy-going rapport and familiarity lifts this gripping but occasionally cliched thriller. Based on a best selling novel by Joseph Finder, High Crimes is a rather gripping suspense thriller and court room drama, with some red herrings and unexpected twists to keep the audience hooked, but ultimately it lacks the Continue reading

APT PUPIL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bryan Singer Stars: Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, Bruce Davison, Elias Koteas, Joe Morton, Joshua Jackson, David Schwimmer, Jan Triska, Michael Byrne, Heather McComb, Ann Dowd. There were high expectations for Bryan Singer's follow up to his Oscar winning crime thriller The Usual Suspects (1995), and Apt Pupil doesn't disappoint. Apt Pupil is the third story from Stephen King's Different Seasons anthology to be filmed, following both Stand By Me and the brilliant The Shawshank Redemption. This is a superb and unsettling psychological Continue reading