BOOK CLUB

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bill Holderman Stars: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergin, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T Nelson, Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, Wallace Shawn, Ed Begley jr, Alicia Silverstone. Four lifelong female friends have formed their own book club as an excuse to get together regularly, taste some wine, swap stories and enjoy some good literature. Diane (Diane Keaton, from The Godfather trilogy and Oscar winner for Annie Hall) is recently widowed, and her daughters want her to move to Arizona to be closer to them as they fear that she Continue reading

5 FLIGHTS UP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Loncraine Stars: Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Cynthia Nixon, Korey Jackson, Claire van der Boom, Stirling Jerins Carrie Preston, Josh Pais, Maury Ginsberg. Alex (Morgan Freeman) and Ruth Carver (Diane Keaton) are a bohemian couple who have lived in their fifth floor apartment in Brooklyn for nearly forty years. He is a struggling artist who paints in his small studio, while she is a retired teacher. But now Alex is finding it harder to trudge up the five flights of stairs every day, and the couple are in the process of selling Continue reading

AND SO IT GOES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rob Reiner Stars: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins, Annie Parisse, Rob Reiner, Scott Shepherd, Austin Lysy, Michael Terra, Frankie Valli, Maurice Jones, Yaya Da Costa, Andy Karl. Rob Reiner gave us the classic romcom When Harry Met Sally, and a number of other classic films like This Is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride and Stand By Me, etc. But lately it seems as though he is in cruise control mode and is merely coasting along on his past reputation, with underwhelming substandard fare like Rumour Has It, etc. Or so it seems Continue reading

MORNING GLORY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roger Michell Stars: Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson. Morning Glory is a snappy comedy set against the background of a low rating morning television news show which is hoping to turn its fortunes around. When Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams) is sacked from her job as executive news producer at a third rate New Jersey television station she lands on her feet when she is offered the job of turning around the ratings of struggling morning show Daybreak on the independent IBS network. "Half the people Continue reading

MARVIN’S ROOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jerry Zaks Stars: Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Hal Scardino, Gwen Verdon, Hume Cronyn, Dan Hedaya, Margo Martindale, Cynthia Nixon. Showcasing some strong performances from a stellar cast, the wonderful tear jerker Marvin's Room is a marvellously written, rich and honest drama that should not be missed. Scott McPherson originally wrote the play Marvin's Room as a way of articulating his own feelings and the emotional turmoil he experienced while watching his lover slowly die from AIDS. McPherson Continue reading