BOYCHOIR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Francois Girard Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Garrett Wareing, Kathy Bates, Kevin McHale, Eddie Izzard, Josh Lucas, Debra Winger, Joe West. Mr Hoffman's opus? This feelgood coming of age drama about the battle of wills between a troubled young boy and a music teacher is another variation on the familiar underdog story. It is more in the vein of Mr Holland's Opus than last year's Whiplash. It also has overtones of Dead Poet's Society about it as it explores some wonderful life lessons. Written by Ben Ripley, who is better known for his science Continue reading

EULOGY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Clancy Stars: Ray Romano, Hank Azaria, Debra Winger, Zooey Deschanel, Jesse Bradford, Famke Janssen, Piper Laurie, Kelly Preston, Glenne Headly, Rip Torn This mordantly funny black comedy about death and the dysfunctional family comes from first time feature film director Michael Clancy, and its semi-autobiographical nature has a painful ring of personal honesty and truth to it. Following the sudden death of the family patriarch Edmund (Rip Torn, wasted as a corpse), three generations of the Collins family gather for Continue reading