MILES AHEAD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Don Cheadle Stars: Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michael Stahlberg, Lakeith Lee Stanfield, Austin Lyon, Brian Wolfman Black Bowman. Miles Davis is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential jazz musicians of the twentieth century who produced seminal works like Sketches Of Spain and Someday My Prince Will Come. But in the late 70s he briefly disappeared from the scene for some five years due to chronic health problems related to his hip, his addiction to drugs and alcohol and losing his Continue reading

HOTEL RWANDA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terry George Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix Irish writer/director Terry George (Some Mothers' Sons, etc) is a film maker with a conscience and is not afraid of courting controversy. His latest film is a powerful and potent drama set against the background of one of the bloodiest episodes of recent African history - the Rwandan genocide of the mid-'90's, an incident that garnered very little interest in the western media at the time. Following the assassination of the country's President in Continue reading

CRASH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Haggis Stars: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillipe, Larenz Tate, William Fichtner, Jennifer Esposito. In the same vein as Altman's Short Cuts and Paul Thomas Anderson's overrated Magnolia, Crash is a sprawling film, featuring multi-layered and parallel narratives, populated by a variety of characters, whose lives and actions often intersect those of others during a thirty six hour period in Los Angeles. Crash is a powerful, Continue reading

THE FAMILY MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brett Ratner Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tea Leoni, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Piven, Saul Rubinek, Josef Sommer, Harve Presnell, Amber Valletta, Mackenzie Vega. The spirit of Frank Capra's enduring Christmas classic It's A Wonderful Life runs throughout this well meaning romantic comedy/drama in which a rapacious, uptight Wall Street broker suddenly discovers that maybe greed is not so good and, sometimes, the best things in life are the simple things. Thirteen years ago, hot shot financial whiz kid Jack Campbell (Nicolas Cage) left his Continue reading