GAME NIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein Stars: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lomorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Danny Huston, Michael C Hall, Jeffery Wright. This enjoyable mix of action and comedy from the team behind films like Horrible Bosses is like David Fincher’s The Game crossed with Date Night. A group of friends regularly meet every Saturday night for some old-fashioned fun, playing old school board games and charades. Continue reading

WONDER WOMAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Patty Jenkins Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Said Taghmaoui, Ewan Bremner, Eugene Brave Rock, Lilly Aspell. Marvel Studios have created their own universe in which their stable of superheroes tend to pop up in each other’s films, and for a long while they have had the edge over DC comics with their lighter touch. The Marvel films have usually been more colourful, with plenty of action and humour, while the films featuring DC superheroes have, of Continue reading

THE CONSPIRATOR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Redford Stars: Robin Wright, Colm Meaney, Kevin Kline, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson, Danny Huston, Evan Rachel Wood, Justin Long. As a director Robert Redford seems to be drawn towards stories that explore his interest in politics, American history and miscarriages of justice. He has found the ideal material in the story of Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), a widow who was arrested and charged alongside many of the key conspirators in the assassination of President Lincoln. The government assumed that because she ran a Continue reading

THE AVIATOR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Martin Scorsese Stars: Leonardo Di Caprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate beckinsale, John C Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, Gwen Stefani, Jude Law, Brent Spiner, Edward Herrmann, Willem Dafoe, Matt Ross, Adam Scott, Kelli Garner, Rufus Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright. Most people who know anything about maverick multi-billionaire Howard Hughes remember the almost pathetic image of the eccentric recluse living in isolation in a Las Vegas hotel, hidden from the world at large and controlled by his numerous phobias. Continue reading

BIRTH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jonathan Glazer Stars: Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Danny Huston, Cameron Bright, Anne Heche. A haunting meditation on love, loss and grief, with supernatural undertones, Birth continues the eclectic range of roles that Nicole Kidman seems attracted to since her Oscar-winning turn in The Hours (Dogville, etc). Kidman plays Anna, a wealthy New York widow celebrating her engagement to her future husband (Danny Huston). The party takes a turn into weird territory when ten-year-old Sean (new comer Cameron Bright) turns up, Continue reading