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

PANIC ROOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Fincher Stars: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, Dwight Yoakum With its plot of a resourceful woman defending her house against three vicious thugs, Panic Room shares some similarities with classic claustrophobic thrillers like Wait Until Dark and Lady In A Cage, etc. Claustrophobic, recently divorced Meg Altman (Jodie Foster, in a role originally intended for Nicole Kidman) and her diabetic, tomboyish daughter Sarah (Kristen Stewart) move into their new home, a sprawling four storey brownstone Continue reading