A WRINKLE IN TIME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director Ava DuVernay Stars: Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Pena, Deric McCabe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Andrew Holland, Rowan Blanchard, David Oyelowo, Daniel MacPherson, Tim Kang. Madeleine L’Engle’s popular 1962 YA fantasy novel A Wrinkle In Time has long been considered difficult to adapt to the screen. There was a four-hour television miniseries made for Canadian tv in 2004 which featured some shoddy special effects and ordinary performances. This version has Continue reading

A UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Amma Asante Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Vusi Kunera. African history is full of great dramatic stories and rich in themes about the hardships of colonialism, the struggle for independence, war, adventure, exploitation. A United Kingdom is based upon the true story surrounding the founding of the independent nation of Botswana in the 1960s. At the centre of the film is the romance between Seretse Khama (played with strength and sense of dignity by David Oyelowo, who we recently saw in Continue reading

A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: J C Chandor Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Elyes Gabel, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter Gerety, Ashley Williams. In 1981 New York was a city in decline, and statistically was regarded as one of the most violent years in its history, with both the crime and murder rate spiraling. This era of lawlessness forms the backdrop for this character driven piece about crime and corruption. This is the third film from director J C Chandor, whose impressive filmography includes Margin Call, a Continue reading