JUSTICE LEAGUE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Zack Snyder Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Ciaran Hinds, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, J K Simmons, Joe Morton, Connie Nielsen, Amber Heard, Billy Crudup, David Thewlis. While Marvel tends to dominate the cinematic superhero and comic book market at the moment, DC comics are attempting to make inroads with their take on setting up their own DC Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately, their first film, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, was a rather grim and dour affair that Continue reading

PARIS CAN WAIT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Eleanor Coppola Stars: Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin. It's one of those vagaries of film distribution that we sometimes get two films released at the same time with similar plots and ideas. Within the space of a couple of weeks we get two road trip movies featuring two people on a journey through some of the most picturesque areas of Europe, sampling the history, culture and food of the region as they travel. One is the hilarious The Trip To Spain, the third film in the series featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden Continue reading

TRUMBO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jay Roach Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Louis C K, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, John Goodman, Helen Mirren, David James Elliott, Alan Tudyk, Richard Portnow, Roger Bart, Sean Bridgers, Adewale Akinuoye-Agbaje, Stephen Root, Dean O'Gorman, Christian Berkel. The so-called McCarthy era and its communist witch hunts is one of the most shameful episodes of American political history in the twentieth century. There have been a few films that have looked at this dark era characterised by paranoia and suspicion, including The Front, Continue reading

SECRETARIAT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Randall Wallace Stars: Scott Glenn, Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Nestor Serrano, Dylan Walsh, Dylan Baker, James Cromwell, Fred Dalton Thompsonl. Australia has already immortalised its champion race horse Phar Lap on film, and now it’s Hollywood’s turn to celebrate one of its favourite race horses on screen. Secretariat was the last horse to win racing’s fabled Triple Crown, way back in 1973, and its winning margin and time in the Belmont Stakes has never been bettered. However, Secretariat is not as much about the champion Continue reading

TRIGGER HAPPY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Larry Bishop Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Jeff Goldblum, Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Diane Lane, Larry Bishop, Kyle MacLachlan, Gregory Hines, Burt Reynolds, Billy Idol, Henry Silva, Michael J Pollard, Christopher Jones, Richard Pyor, Rob Reiner, Angie Everhart, Billy Drago, Paul Anka, Joey Bishop Running Time: 97 minutes. This bizarre, bloody yet perversely funny homage to the tough gangster movies of the '40's heralds the directorial debut of writer/actor Larry Bishop, son of comedian Joey Bishop and godson of Frank Sinatra. During Continue reading