THE SNOWMAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tomas Alfredson Stars: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, J K Simmons, Val Kilmer, Toby Jones, Michael Yates, David Dencik, Jonas Karlsson, James D'Arcy, Jakob Oftebro, Adrian Dunbar, Chloe Sevigny, Ronan Vibert, Genevieve O'Reilly.   Nordic noir tends to be darker and bleaker than your typical Hollywood crime thriller, probably because they spend so much time in the dark, with long, bleak winter months. But unfortunately, The Snowman is a lesser example of the genre. This subpar thriller is based Continue reading

13 HOURS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Bay Stars: John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, David Costabile, Matt Letscher, Pablo Schreiber, David Denman, Max Martini, Dominic Fumusa, Alexia Barlier, Freddie Stroma. Michael Bay does Black Hawk Down with this testosterone fuelled piece of war porn based on a true story. The film is set in Libya in 2012 and depicts the situation when heavily armed Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound and a covert CIA annex in the city of Benghazi. Four Americans, including ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in Continue reading

EDGE OF TOMORROW

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Doug Liman Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Franz Drameh, Dragamir Mrsic. Like him or hate him, there is no denying that Tom Cruise has good commercial instincts that have rarely let him down. Vanilla Sky was a rare failure, but it allowed him to work with director Cameron Crowe, and Knight And Day was a routine action comedy that hardly stretched his talents. And Cruise seems to have found a niche for himself in special effects heavy sci-fi action thrillers Continue reading