A STAR IS BORN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bradley Cooper Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Anthony Ramos, Sam Elliott, Rafi Gavron, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, Ron Rifkin, Barry Shabaka Henley, Alec Baldwin, Greg Grunberg, Drena De Niro, Lukas Nelson. This is the fourth version of the classic story that was first filmed in 1937 with Frederick March and Janet Gaynor in the lead roles. It was notably remade in 1954 as a musical with James Mason and Judy Garland in the lead roles. It is forty years since we saw Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in their version of A Continue reading

200 CIGARETTES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Risa Bramon Garcia Stars: Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Diaz, Angela Featherstone, Janeane Garofalo, Gaby Hoffmann, Kate Hudson, Courtney Love, Brian McCardie, Jay Mohr, Martha Plimpton, Christina Ricci, Paul Rudd, Jennifer Albano, Elvis Costello, Catherine Kellner. It is New Year's Eve in New York, 1981. Punk rock is in its death throes. This is a more innocent time, before the era of political correctness, smoking bans, and the spectre of AIDS. This low budget comedy follows a disparate group of Continue reading

YOU’VE GOT MAIL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nora Ephron Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey, Greg Kinnear, Jean Stapleton, Steve Zahn, Dave Chappelle, Heather Burns, Dabney Coleman, John Randolph. With the charming Sleepless In Seattle, writer/director Nora Ephron successfully remade the '40's tear jerker An Affair To Remember, as a vehicle for Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Ephron attempts to recapture much of that same magic with this pleasant enough remake of Ernst Lubitsch's 1940 comedy The Shop Around The Corner. Based on Nikolaus Laszlo's play Parfumerie, the film has Continue reading