THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marc Webb Stars: Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Jeff Bridges, Kiersey Clemons, Wallace Shawn, Tate Donovan, Anh Duong, Debi Mazar, Bill Camp. Taking its title from a Simon and Garfunkel song, The Only Living Boy In New York is a gentle coming of age drama that explores themes of family, love and relationships and the messy nature of life. The film follows the story of Thomas Webb (played by British actor and model Callum Turner, from Green Room, etc), a naive young man Continue reading

5 FLIGHTS UP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Loncraine Stars: Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Cynthia Nixon, Korey Jackson, Claire van der Boom, Stirling Jerins Carrie Preston, Josh Pais, Maury Ginsberg. Alex (Morgan Freeman) and Ruth Carver (Diane Keaton) are a bohemian couple who have lived in their fifth floor apartment in Brooklyn for nearly forty years. He is a struggling artist who paints in his small studio, while she is a retired teacher. But now Alex is finding it harder to trudge up the five flights of stairs every day, and the couple are in the process of selling Continue reading

MARVIN’S ROOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jerry Zaks Stars: Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Hal Scardino, Gwen Verdon, Hume Cronyn, Dan Hedaya, Margo Martindale, Cynthia Nixon. Showcasing some strong performances from a stellar cast, the wonderful tear jerker Marvin's Room is a marvellously written, rich and honest drama that should not be missed. Scott McPherson originally wrote the play Marvin's Room as a way of articulating his own feelings and the emotional turmoil he experienced while watching his lover slowly die from AIDS. McPherson Continue reading