GET CARTER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephen Kay Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Michael Caine, Rachael Leigh Cook, Alan Cumming, Mickey Rourke, John C McGinley, Rhona Mitre. With superb films like Copland and Cliffhanger but distant memories, fading action hero Sylvester Stallone badly needs a hit movie to restore some of his former glory as a box office champion. Unfortunately, this rather lame remake of the classic 1971 British thriller Get Carter is unlikely to reverse his fortunes. The plot details remain essentially the same here, although the Continue reading

AMERICAN HISTORY X

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tony Kaye Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Fairuza Balk, Avery Brooks, Elliott Gould, Stacy Keach. Written by David McKenna, American History X explores the origins of hatred and bigotry, and shows how those attitudes can be passed from one generation to the next. The film shows how frustrated, insecure and impressionable youth are seduced by poisonous ideologies. This is an environment in which violence begets violence, and history repeats itself with tragic consequences. Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) is a Continue reading