TULIP FEVER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Justin Chadwick Stars: Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Dane DeHaan, Holliday Grainger, Jack O'Connell, Judi Dench, Cara Delevingne, Tom Hollander, Kevin McKidd,  Matthew Morrison, Zach Galifianakis, Douglas Hodge, David Harewood. This melodramatic bodice ripper period romantic drama is set in Amsterdam in 1634. Tulips were very much prized and a source of great wealth in the market place. Playing out against this backdrop of a strong economic bubble and flourishing commodities market is a more formulaic story of romance, sex, Continue reading

LIFE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anton Corbijn Stars: Dane DeHaan, Robert Pattinson, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Alessandro Mastronardi. In 1955, photographer Robert Stock took that iconic photograph of actor James Dean strolling through the rain in Times Square. It was a photograph that immortalised the young star and created a timeless image of the actor's brooding presence and rebellious nature. This Australian-Canadian co-production, written by Australian novelist Luke Davies (Candy, etc) tells the story behind that iconic photograph and the brief, unusual and Continue reading

DEVIL’S KNOT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Aton Egoyan Stars: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Elias Koteas, Alessandro Nivola, Dane DeHaan, James Hamrick, Seth Meriwether, Kris Higgins, Rex Linn, Bruce Greenwood, Amy Ryan, Robert Baker, Stephen Moyer, Martin Henderson, Kevin Durand, Mireille Enos. In 1993, three young boys were brutally murdered in the town of West Memphis, Arkansas. In the deeply religious town in America's south, superstition ran strong, and it was suspected that the murder involved satanic rituals, witchcraft and the occult. Because three local teenagers - Continue reading