THE PROMISE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terry George Stars: Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, Charlotte Le Bon, Marwan Kenzari, Shorheh Aghdashloo, James Cromwell, Jean Reno, Tom Hollander, Angela Sarafyan, Numan Acar, Igal Naor, Tamer Hassan. Political filmmaker Terry George delves into the mass murder of Armenian citizens in his new film The Promise. George wears his heart on his sleeve, and has tackled big subjects before, such as the issue of IRA hunger strikers in his 1996 drama Some Mother’s Sons and the 1994 mass genocide in Rwanda in his 2004 drama Hotel Rwanda. His Continue reading

BASTILLE DAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Watkins Stars: Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon, Kelly Reilly, Jose Garcia, Thierry Godard, Eriq Ebouaney,Vincent London. Given recent terrorist attacks in Paris this action thriller cuts close to the bone. Paris is a powder keg of political and racial tension in the lead up to the titular national holiday. Michael Mason (played by Richard Madden, from tv's Game Of Thrones, Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella, etc) is a talented pickpocket eking out a living on the streets of Paris, relieving clueless tourists of valuable Continue reading

THE WALK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Zemeckis Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Clement Siboney, Cesar Dombay, Mark Camacho, Steve Valentine, Benedict Samual, Vitorrio Rossi. Approximately twelve men have walked on the surface of the moon, but only one man has walked a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Centre in New York. In 1974 Frenchman Phillippe Petit spent some 45 minutes 100 floors above the street, without a safety harness, enthralling New Yorkers who had gathered below. Petit's Continue reading