THE FAMILY FANG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jason Bateman Stars: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett, Kathryn Hahn, Michael Chernus, Harris Yulin, Josh Pais, Jason Butler Harner, Mackenzie Brooke Smith, Linda Edmond, Jack McCarthy, Kyle Donnery, Taylor Rose. This was one of two films I saw at MIFF about unorthodox, dysfunctional and troubled families - the other was Captain Fantastic, which boasted an impressive performance from Viggo Mortensen. The Family Fang is a quirky comedy about an eccentric family. Based on the 2011 novel written by Continue reading

RABBIT HOLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Cameron Mitchell Stars: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Miles Teller, Dianne Weist. Nicole Kidman has long been considered box office poison, given the disappointing performance of some of her recent film choices (Bewitched, The Golden Compass, The Invasion, etc). Her new film Rabbit Hole is unlikely to change this perception, as it is a down beat film that is difficult to market. However, it will restore her reputation as a credible dramatic actress. Rabbit Hole is based on David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer and Tony Award Continue reading