THE WIFE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bjorn Runge Stars: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons, Christian Slater, Annie Stake, Harry Lloyd, Elizabeth McGovern, Karin Franz .Korlof, Alix Wilton Regan. Behind every great man there is a great woman, according to the maxim, and that is certainly borne out in this intelligent and thought-provoking character study from Swedish director Bjorn Runge (Daybreak, etc). The time is 1992. New York author Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce) is regarded as America’s greatest living writer and he is about to win the Nobel Prize for Continue reading

NYMPHOMANIAC

Reviewed by GREG KING Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Shia Le Beouf, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater, Stacy Martin, Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe. Danish auteur Lars Von Trier is one of contemporary cinema's enfants terrible, who has established a reputation for controversy through his confronting and deliberately provocative films. The sexually explicit and graphic Nymphomaniac will certainly attract its share of controversy as well with its study of a woman who is a sew addict. There have been a number of films dealing with sex addiction, from The Story Of O Continue reading

VERY BAD THINGS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Berg Stars: Christian Slater, Cameron Diaz, Jon Favreau, Daniel Stern, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Jeremy Piven, Leland Orser, Joey Zimmerman, Tyle Malinger, Russell B McKenzie, Lawrence Pressman. While Very Bad Things shares a similar moral to A Simple Plan, it is ultimately a vastly different film. This grim black comedy looks at how normally ordinary people can commit atrocious acts and then be torn apart by their guilty conscience. However, debut writer/director Peter Berg (from Chicago Hope, etc) relentlessly pushes the pitch Continue reading

AUSTIN POWERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jay Roach Stars: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers, Seth Green, Robert Wagner, Will Farrell, Mindy Sterling, Paul Dillion, Fabiana Udenio, Joe Son, Burt Bacharach, uncredited cameos from Carrie Fisher, Christian Slater, Tom Arnold, Rob Lowe, Rob Cameletti, Larry Thomas. By day an internationally renowned fashion photographer, by night a secret agent in the employ of British Intelligence, Austin Powers (Saturday Night Live's Mike Myers) is the epitome of '60's cool and style. But when his nemesis, the sinister Continue reading