HANNIBAL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta, Giancarlo Giannini. It's been ten years since the thriller Silence Of The Lambs cleaned up at the Oscars, and caused some controversy because of its sympathetic treatment of the character of Hannibal Lecter, a notorious and unrepentant serial killer and cannibal. This much anticipated sequel is unfortunately somewhat disappointing, and falls short of the standard set by the original. However, it will draw its fair share of controversy given the censor's Continue reading

RONIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Frankenheimer Stars: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Stellan Skasgard, Natascha McElhone, Jonathan Pryce, Sean Bean, Skipp Sudduth, Michael Lonsdale, Jan Triska. In the 60's, John Frankenheimer was without peer as a director of taut action films and riveting political thrillers. His more memorable films included Seven Days In May, The Manchurian Candidate, Seconds, and The Birdman Of Alcatraz. Since the 70's though his career seems to have stalled with a succession of grim, second rate thrillers, like French Connection II, Prophecy, 52 Continue reading