ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Christopher Plummer, Romain Duris, Charlie Plummer, Timothy Hutton, Andrew Buchan, Charlie Shotwell, Stacy Martin. All The Money In The World is prolific filmmaker Ridley Scott’s dramatization of the real-life kidnapping of J Paul Getty III, the 16-year-old grandson of oil magnate J Paul Getty, the richest man in the world (played here by Christopher Plummer). In 1973 the teenaged Getty was living in Rome when he was snatched off the city streets by Continue reading

PRIEST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Scott Stewart Stars: Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, Christopher Plummer, Lily Collins, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Stephen Moyer. Unlike the recent Cowboys And Aliens, which combined two popular genres in an entertaining mash-up, Priest somehow is a rather dour and visually ugly hybrid of the western and horror genres. It is also an eminently unpleasant, chaotic, disappointing and forgettable piece of cinema. Priest follows the template of the John Wayne classic The Searchers, but this futuristic action film is set in a Continue reading

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Fincher Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard, Yorick van Wageningen, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Joely Richardson, Geraldine James, Goran Visjnic, Donald Sumpter. Americans don’t particularly like subtitles, which is why we have this remake of the compelling Swedish thriller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the first instalment of Stieg Larsson’s best selling Millennium trilogy. Oscar winning writer Steven Zaillian has drawn closely upon the novel itself, and has made the complex plot Continue reading

BEGINNERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mike Mills Stars: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Goran Visjnic, Melanie Laurent, Mary Page Keller. Mike Mills’ follow-up to Thumbsucker is this story about loss, dysfunctional relationships, resilience, new beginnings, insecurity, and finding yourself. Beginners is a bittersweet and comic semi-autobiographical tale. This is a very personal film for Mills as it draws upon events from his own life and his troubled relationship with his own father, who came out as gay at the age of 75. The overall mood of the film is one of Continue reading

PRIEST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Scott Stewart Stars: Paul Bettany, Karl Urban Christopher Plummer, Maggie Q, Can Gaigandet, Lily Collins. Unlike the recent Cowboys And Aliens, which combined two popular genres in an entertaining mash-up, Priest somehow is a rather dour and visually ugly hybrid of the western and horror genres. It is also an eminently unpleasant, chaotic, disappointing and forgettable piece of cinema. Priest follows the template of the John Wayne classic The Searchers, but this futuristic action film is set in a lawless, post-Apocalyptic Continue reading