MONEY MONSTER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jodie Foster Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito, Dominic West, Dennis Boutsikaris, Christopher Denham, Lenny Venito, Chris Bauer, Emily Meade, Aaron Yoo. This thriller about an unusual hostage situation is a sort of Dog Day Afternoon for the post GFC crowd. It also plays to our own innate suspicion and distrust of financiers, bankers and corporate executives who deal in hundreds of millions of dollars from investors, both large and small, but who are rarely held accountable when it Continue reading

8MM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joel Schumacher Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquim Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare, Catherine Keener, Anthony Heald, Chris Bauer, Myra Carter, Amy Morton. This violent, confronting and unrelentingly sleazy crime thriller ultimately seems like Hardcore crossed with the more violent elements of Death Wish. Pennsylvania based private investigator Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage) is hired to investigate a spool of 8mm film that turns up in the belongings of a dead industrialist. The film is a "snuff" movie, in which a young girl is Continue reading